Eight cars and two double decker buses in ‘pile up’

Friday 6th May 2016 – 10.40am – Murray MacGregor.

Despite eight cars and two buses getting involved in a crash, only three patients needed ambulance assistance and all were discharged at the scene.

What can only be described as a ‘pile up’ happened outside the Sutton Dental Surgery in Coleshill Street, Sutton Coldfield at just before 5.00pm on Thursday afternoon.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When the call came in, we did wonder what we would find, but thankfully it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been.

“In the end, ambulance staff only assessed three patients:
A 29 year old woman who was the driver of a car that was in collision with a bus and then hit a lamppost. She initially complained of abdominal pain but chose not to go to hospital and was going to see her GP;

The driver of the bus, who was in his 60s. He had a minor foot injury but was discharged after assessment;

A 25 year old lady on the bus who said that she had hit head and shoulder on the window. Although shaken, she was uninjured and also discharged.

“Clearly this could have been considerably worse, but thankfully wasn’t.”

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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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