Wednesday 13th July 2016 – 11.10am – Murray MacGregor.
A crash involving two vehicles and a pedestrian saw nine patients assessed and left one man in a critical condition.
It happened at the junction of Tennant Street and Bishopsgate Street in the middle of Birmingham at just before midnight on Tuesday evening. The Trust received no fewer than five 999 emergency calls about the incident.
Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the MERIT trauma doctor and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two vehicles that had been in collision. One of them had ended up trapping a pedestrian between the vehicle and a wall.
“The 34 year old man was released from where he was trapped but had suffered life threatening injuries. He was taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with multiple injuries. He was in a critical but stable condition.
“The man in the car suffered a serious hand injury. He too was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“There were seven people in the other vehicle. Of those five were assessed and discharged at the scene.
“However, a 24 year old man suffered a left leg injury while a 21 year old woman had injuries to her right arm and face. Both were conveyed by ambulance to Sandwell Hospital
“This incident saw excellent co-operation between all three emergency services at the scene.”