Pedestrian seriously injured in Birmingham

Monday 19th October 2015 – 7.40am – Chris Kowalik.

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after colliding with a car in Birmingham.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Soho Road, Handsworth shortly before 5.40am today.

Two paramedic area support officers attended in a rapid response vehicle. Also attending were an ambulance and the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) consisting of a trauma doctor and a critical care practitioner.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman pedestrian had suffered a serious head injury and had gone into cardiac arrest.

“Crews at the scene immobilised her and applied a pelvic splint and she was given fluids. Advanced life support techniques were also performed on her.
“She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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