Car ends up in ditch in Frankley


Monday 5th December 2016 – 11.30am – Claire Brown.

Three people, including a little girl, were injured after their car ended up on its side in a ditch last night in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Egghill Lane in Frankley at 8.45pm (Sunday) after reports of a two-car collision. Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found one car in a ditch on its following a collision with a second car. Thankfully, all three occupants of the overturned car managed to get out of the vehicle with some assistance from the fire service and ambulance staff.

“The driver of the overturned car, a man in his 40s, sustained a cut to his face and pain in his hip and leg. He was given paracetamol to ease his discomfort before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“One passenger, a woman, had a cut to her face as well as shoulder and hip pain. She too was administered pain relief before being conveyed to the same hospital as a precaution.

“A second passenger, a 6-year-old girl, suffered a chest injury, wrist pain and a bump to her head in the collision. Ambulance staff assessed her at the scene before she was taken by ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further checks.

“A fourth man, the driver of the second car, was discharged on scene.”


Photo – please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service


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