Monday 20th July 2015 – 2.25pm – John Hawker.
Two men who were believed to be working on an electrical communications box have suffered serious injuries after an incident in Coseley this lunchtime.
The incident occurred at Jack Holden Avenue at around 11.55am. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, members of the Trusts HART team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two men with serious injuries. It is believed they were working on an electrical communications box when they were struck by a vehicle.
“One man, believed to be in his late 20’s, suffered serious head injuries and received emergency treatment from medics at the scene. Due to his serious injuries the man was anaesthetised by the trauma Doctor and was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further treatment. Unfortunately the mans condition was described as critical.
“A second man, believed to be in his early 20’s, suffered serious facial and arm injuries. He also received treatment at the scene from medics and was transferred by land ambulance to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment.
“Both hospital had been pre alerted to the patient’s arrival and their serious injuries.
“The air ambulance landed in playing fields adjacent to the incident.”
We have no further details on this incident.