Friday 3rd July 2015 –10.35pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A teenager has been cut free from a car and treated for serious injuries following a single vehicle collision in Birmingham tonight in which the car ended up on its side.
The incident took place at the junction of Reservoir Road and Slade Road in Erdington shortly before 7pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover a car that had been in collision with street furniture, causing the vehicle to come to rest on its side.
“There were two patients, both teenage males, one of whom was trapped inside the vehicle.
“He was assessed by crews and freed with the help of the fire service who had to cut the roof off the car.
“He was then treated for a fractured lower right leg and a significant abdomen injury. He had his condition stabilised at the scene and was given pain relief before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
“The second patient managed to free himself from the vehicle. He was treated for a fractured collarbone and immobilised before being taken to Heartlands Hospital.”
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