Trauma care needed in Birmingham RTC

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Thursday 10th March 2016 – 8.15am – Claire Brown.

A man and a woman received trauma care by ambulance staff after a collision involving two vehicles in Birmingham this morning.

The incident happened in Groveley Lane, Longbridge just after 6.00am (Thursday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a responder paramedic and the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team with a doctor on board attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van which had been involved in a collision. The occupants of the car, a man and a woman, were trapped in the vehicle and ambulance staff worked quickly with the fire service to rapidly extricate them both.

“The passenger, a woman believed to be in her 20s, was unconscious and required advanced trauma care by ambulance staff and the doctor. Once stabilised she was alerted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further specialist care.

“The driver, a man in his 20s, suffered a serious injury in the collision. He was given treatment at the roadside before being blue lighted to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The driver of the van, a man in his 30s, was assessed by ambulance staff but was discharged on scene.

“The road remains closed.”




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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