One area, two RTCs, two cars overturned and six patients – all inside 35 minutes

Saturday 31st October 2015 – 7am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Two separate RTCs in Walsall overnight saw two cars overturn and six people injured within the space of 35 minutes.

The first crash saw a car collide with a number of stationary vehicles before overturning and coming to rest on its roof.

It happened on Bloxwich Road at 12.15am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were told that the car collided with three stationary vehicles before rolling over.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, had to be helped out of the vehicle and was treated for a suspected head injury and cuts to his arm.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.

“There were two further patients, a man who was sitting in one of the stationary vehicle and a woman who was just about to get in to the passenger seat.

“The man, thought to be in his 40s, was treated for neck, leg and chest injuries whilst the woman, believed to be in her 20s, suffered abdominal, neck and back injuries.

“They were also both immobilised and taken to the same hospital.”

The second incident happened on Pleck Road, near to the Bradford Arms Public House, shortly before 12.50am and saw a car collide with a tree and roll over.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “There were three patients from the vehicle, all men in their 20s.

“The most seriously injured was the front seat passenger who had to be cut free through the roof.

“He was treated for leg and pelvic injuries, immobilised and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The doctor travelled on the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en-route.

“The driver also had to be cut free whilst the rear seat passenger was free from the vehicle on our arrival. They both suffered minor injuries and were taken to Sandwell Hospital and Walsall Manor Hospital respectively.”

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