Van suffers significant damage in collision with tree

 Wednesday 3rd February 2016 – 2.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

 

A man and a teenager have both been taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a collision involving a van, a car and a tree this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Birmingham Road in Hagley, near to the Beefeater Restaurant, shortly before 8am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews were told the van collided with the tree after an initial collision with a car.

“The van suffered significant damage in the incident, particularly to the front driver’s side of the vehicle.

“The driver of the van, a man believed to be in his 30s, managed to free himself from the vehicle before lying down across the back seats.

“He was treated by ambulance staff for a head injury and a reduced level of consciousness before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance. The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route.

“The passenger, a teenage male, also freed himself and was treated for minor injuries before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.

“The driver of the car, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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