Monday 6th July 2015 – 2.15pm – John Hawker.
Six people have been injured following an RTC in Oldbury this lunchtime.
The crash occurred on the Wolverhampton Road at around midday.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a taxi that had been in a significant collision.
“The woman travelling in the back of the taxi, believed to be in her 40’s, suffered a serious shoulder injury. She received emergency treatment whilst still in the vehicle by medics including pain relief.
“The woman was then transferred by ambulance to Sandwell Hospital for further emergency treatment.
“The man also travelling in the back of the taxi, also believed to be in his 40’s, suffered minor injuries and following treatment was transferred in the same ambulance to the same hospital for further treatment.
“The driver of the taxi, a man believed to be in his mid 40’s, was complaining of leg and neck pain at the scene. He also received treatment by medics and was transferred by ambulance to Sandwell hospital.
“The occupants of the car, two men and one woman, all believed to be in their 70’s, where checked over at the scene for minor injuries.
“Due to the mechanism of the impact and the age of the patients, all three were transferred by a Hazardous Area Response Team Ambulance minibus to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“West Midlands Ambulance Service would encourage all members of the public who travel in taxis to always wear a seatbelt to help minimise any injuries should a crash occur.”
A rapid response paramedic, two ambulance crews, a paramedic officer and the Trusts Hazardous Area response Teams Ambulance minibus all attended the scene.
We have no further details on this incident.