Four to hospital after car and bus collide

Saturday 1st August 2015 – 6.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


Four people have been treated by ambulance crews and taken to hospital following a collision between a bus and a car in Birmingham this afternoon.

Following the collision, the bus also collided with a tree and five people were assessed in total, three from the bus and two from the car.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Highfield Road and Harborne Road in Edgbaston shortly after 3.55pm and sent sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a rapid response paramedic to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover a car and a bus that had been in collision. Subsequently, the bus also collided with a tree.

“Three people were assessed from the bus, including the driver – a man, but he was discharged on scene.

“Two bus passenger patients did require treatment however, a man thought to be in his 60s and a woman believed to be in her 40s.

“The man was treated for lower back and leg pain whilst the woman, who had pain relief administered, was treated for arm and leg injuries.

“They were then both transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“There were two more patients from the car, a woman in her 30s and a young girl, believed to be ten-years-old.

“Both were treated for minor injuries and the effects of shock before being taken to City Hospital for further assessment.”


Notes to Editors:

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