Four injured as van collides with tree

 Wednesday 6th January 2015 – 4.40pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Four people, three of whom have been seriously injured, have been treated by ambulance crews at the scene of a collision between a van and a tree this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Clee Road, Dudley, shortly before 1.40pm and sent four ambulances, two paramedic officers, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, the West Midlands CARE team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered four patients, two men who were travelling in the front of the van and two women, rear seat passengers.

“The front seat passenger, a man believed to be in his 30s, was rapidly removed from the vehicle shortly after crews arrived in order to stabilise his condition. He was treated for a number of serious injuries, immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“Following assessment from ambulance staff, the driver was cut out of the vehicle by the fire service and treated for multiple injuries. He was also immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to the same hospital.

“In the rear of the van, a woman believed to be in her 30s was assisted out by the fire service, treated for arm and leg injuries and again, taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“The fourth patient, a woman also thought to be in her 30s, had already been assisted out of the vehicle by bystanders prior to our arrival. She was treated for chest and rib injuries and taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

“All four patients were taken by land ambulance.”


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