Pedestrian seriously injured in Oldbury

Friday 31st July 2015 – 9.25am – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been seriously injured in a collision with a van in the Black Country.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Birchfield Lane, Oldbury shortly after 11.50pm yesterday.

Two ambulance crews, one of whom was passing the scene soon after it happened attended along with a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man who is in his thirties, had a serious head injury. He was immobilised with the use of a spinal board, neck collar and pelvic splint.

“A medicine that prevents and treats bleeding problems was administered and his airway was maintained. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham whose trauma team had been put on alert in anticipation of his arrival.”

RRV car

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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