Four injured, one seriously in RTC

Sunday 6th December 2015 – 7.45am – John Hawker.

MERIT Van (from back)


Four people have been injured, one seriously in an RTC in the Black Country in the early hours of this morning.

The crash occurred on Tinsley Avenue, Old Hill, Cradley Heath at around 1.40am.  Four ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Trusts MERIT Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been involved in the collision.

“Two men and a woman were trapped in one car with one man having suffered serious injuries.  All three received treatment whilst they were all extricated from the vehicle with the assistance of the fire service.

“One man, believed to be in his 20’s, suffered multiple serious injuries and received trauma care at the scene by medics.  Treatment continued as he was transferred by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit who were awaiting his arrival.  The MERIT trauma Doctor travelled on board the ambulance to hospital.

“The two other people travelling in the car, a man and a woman, both suffered multiple minor injuries, and received treatment at the scene from medics.  Following treatment both were transferred by ambulance to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment.

“The man driving the second car, believed to be in his 20’s, also received treatment for multiple minor injuries and was transferred by ambulance to Sandwell Hospital for further assessment.

“All three emergency services worked seamlessly together on scene to ensure the patients received treatment as quickly and safely as possible.”


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