Thursday 4th August 2016 – 9.00am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A two-car collision outside the entrance to West Midlands Safari Park last night (Wednesday) resulted in seven patients needing assistance from ambulance staff.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A456 Kidderminster Road in Bewdley, shortly before 7.55pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a medical first responder and a community first responder to the scene. An off duty paramedic also stopped to offer assistance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered seven patients, but thankfully none of them appeared to be seriously injured.
“All of the patients were breathing and conscious and ambulance staff quickly began assessing them for their injuries.
“One man was treated for arm and chest injuries and given pain relief at the scene whilst a woman had suffered minor leg injuries.
“They were both transported to Worcester Royal Hospital on the same ambulance.
“Two further patients suffered minor seat belt injuries and were taken to Kidderminster Minor Injuries Unit on the same ambulance.
“An elderly woman was treated for back pain but, together with the two remaining patients, was discharged at the scene.”