An elderly woman has been anaesthetised at the scene of a crash

Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – 11.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

An elderly woman has suffered serious injuries after a collision with a small van.

It happened at about 10.40am on Tuesday near the junction of Silvercroft Avenue and Friary Road in the Handsworth area of Birmingham.

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were on scene within four minutes of the call and were backed up by a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found an elderly lady who had suffered very serious injuries.

“She was anaesthetised on scene and then taken by land ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where medics were awaiting her arrival.

“The man driving the van was uninjured but shaken by the incident.”

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