Thursday 3rd September 2015 – 9.10am – Chris Kowalik.
Five people have been taken to hospitals after the car they were in hit a tree.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hagley Wood Lane at 11.15pm last night.
Five ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver, a man in his late teens, had been trapped for more than an hour and was freed from the car. He had a fractured and dislocated hip and a knee wound. He was given pain relief and his injuries were treated at the scene before he was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“His front-seat passenger, a man in his twenties, managed to get himself out of the car. He had a suspected fracture dislocation of his right hip. He was immobilised on a scoop stretcher and was given pain relief before also being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“There were three rear-seat passengers. A woman in her late teens had grazes and bruises, on scene treatments for which were refused by her, but she was taken to Russells Hall Hospital.
“Another woman in her late teens who had no obvious injuries, but had some hip pain was also taken to Russells Hall Hospital.
“And a man who had a suspected spinal injury and a cut to his head was also conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital after receiving treatment from ambulance crews at the scene.”