Friday 27th November 2015 – 9pm – Steve Parry
A refuse collector is fortunate to escape serious injury after a car was in collision with his bin lorry in Birmingham earlier this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Church Lane, Handsworth at just before 7am.
Two ambulances together with a paramedic support officer in a rapid response car attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews treated a man in his thirties who was collecting waste bins when a car collided with his refuse lorry.
“The patient was treated for chest, abdominal and hip pain. Crews immobilised the patient with the use of a neck collar and spinal board. He was also given pain relief before being taken to Sandwell General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The driver of the car was uninjured and did not require hospital treatment.”