Wednesday 24th June 2015 – 1.20pm – Murray MacGregor.
An unfortunate collision between a car and an elderly woman resulted in no fewer than 14 999 emergency calls to West Midlands Ambulance Service.
The incident happened near to the Santander Bank Branch in Worcester Road, Malvern at about 11.55am on Wednesday morning.
A rapid response vehicle was on scene within four minutes and was backed up by an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer. The Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham was also en-route but was stood down.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The initial calls suggested that the incident was more serious than it thankfully turned out to be.
“On arrival, there were over 100 people in the vicinity. The collision involved an 83 year old lady and a car which resulted in slight damage to the bonnet.
“The woman was conscious but had suffered a probable fracture to her left shoulder as well as left hip pain.
“She was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board and given pain relief before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The man driving the car was unhurt but was understandably shaken by what had happened.”