Pedestrians injured in city centre collision

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Thursday 6th October 2016 – 1.00pm – Claire Brown.

A man and a woman needed trauma care this morning following a collision outside a University in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A4540 Dartmouth Middleway and Lister Street near to Aston University Engineering Academy at 8.15am (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a two car collision which had resulted in two pedestrians being injured.

“Both pedestrians were being cared for by passers-by who had stopped to render aid. A woman in her 20s sustained multiple serious injuries. Ambulance staff gave the woman pain relief before administering advanced trauma care on scene to stabilise her condition. She was fully immobilised with a neck collar, scoop stretcher and leg splint before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the trauma doctor travelled in the ambulance.

“The second pedestrian, a man in his 20s, sustained cuts to his arm, pain in his side and a suspected head injury. He was treated on scene before being taken by land ambulance to Sandwell Hospital.

“No one else was injured.”

ENDS

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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