Saturday 17th October 2015 – 11.45am – Chris Kowalik.
Last night West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a five car crash in Birmingham, fortunately there were only two people with relatively minor injuries.
It happened at the junctionof Richmond Road and Bordesley Green East in Stechford last night. The 999 call was received shortly before 7.20pm
Two paramedic officers attended in rapid response vehicles, joined by two ambulance crews and the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) Team.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A 12 year old boy had pain in his knee and was unable to put weight onit. He was helped by crews into an ambulance and takento Heartlands Hospital for precautionary checks.
“A man who had neck pain was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to the same hospital, again as a precaution.
Another man, two women and a boy were all checked over at the scene and discharged by ambulance crews.”
The West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) team is a group of approx 60 volunteer Doctors and Nurses who provide a medical team in support of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Each team consists of a Doctor, Nurse, WMAS Incident Officer and a Trainee. The team is able to offer advanced surgical intervention, airway and equipment support. The CARE Team was formed in 1990 and is affiliated with the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS). The Scheme is funded entirely by charitable donations and is a registered charity number 1129027.