Elderly woman ‘critical’ after Birmingham collision


Thursday 8th December 2016 – 5.50pm – Claire Brown.

An elderly woman is in a critical condition following a road traffic collision in Birmingham this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a van on the Tyburn Road near Happy Days Nursery at around 2.15pm (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 crews arrived they found a pedestrian, an elderly woman, being given excellent first aid by members of the public.

“The woman had sustained life-threatening injuries and required advanced trauma care on scene by the doctor and ambulance team before being taken, on blue lights, to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care. The woman was said to be in a critical condition upon arrival at hospital.”




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