Four to hospital after car ends up in river

Monday 29th June 2015 – 10.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Ambulances parked

Four people have been treated by ambulance staff and taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in ended up in a river near Walsall Football Club tonight.

The incident occurred near to a retail park in Bescot Crescent, shortly before 7.40pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a community paramedic to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had come to rest in a river. All four patients were out of the vehicle and on the embankment, having been helped to safety by passers-by.

“There were four female patients. The driver, a woman in her 30s was treated for a cut to the head and minor neck pain.

“An 11-year-old girl was treated for an injury to her forehead and a suspected fractured leg.

“A 12-year-old girl was also treated for an injury to her forehead as well as wrist, knee and ankle pain. She was also treated for back pain and as a result was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

“Finally, a five-year-old girl was treated for injuries to her nose and lips as well as to her forehead.“All four patients were then taken to Walsall Manor for further treatment.”

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