Wednesday 30th September 2015 – 9.45pm – Claire Brown.
A mother and her young son have received pre-hospital trauma care at the scene of a reported collision in Smethwick earlier this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving two pedestrians and a vehicle in Trinity Street, Smethwick at around 7.40pm (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found two pedestrians, a mother and her toddler son, who had been injured and were in the street. An initial medical assessment found that both had a reduced level of consciousness which were of a concern to ambulance staff and the doctor. The woman, believed to be in her 30s, had a bruised and cut head as well as an injury to her arm. The little boy, whose condition was more of a concern to ambulance staff, had sustained a suspected head injury.
“Both mum and son were fully immobilised with neck collars and spinal boards and stabilised on scene by the team of medics before being conveyed to hospital on blue lights. The boy was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the trauma doctor travelling on board whilst the woman was alerted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”