Pedestrian injured in collision with bus


Monday 1st February 2016 – 8.55pm – Chris Kowalik.


Emergency Doctors were among the resources sent by West Midlands Ambulance Service to Deritend in Birmingham where a man had collided with a bus.

The ambulance service was called shortly after 5.35pm today to High Street.

An ambulance crew and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended along with a British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) Emergency Doctor and the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner.

BASICS logo  merit 2

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The pedestrian, a man in his twenties had collided with the single-decker bus. He had head and chest injuries.

“He was sedated at the scene and placed onto a scoop stretcher before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham accompanied by one of the doctors.”


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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