Teenager suffers significant head injury after collision with car

Thursday 18th May 2017 – 12.41pm – Murray MacGregor.

A teenager has suffered a very serious head injury after a collision with a car on a dual carriageway.

The incident happened on College Road in the Perry Barr area of Birmingham at 8.30am this morning (Thursday).

An ambulance was on scene in seven minutes and was backed up by a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with the MERIT Trauma doctor on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a 16-year-old boy in the road in a serious condition.

“On assessment, the doctor decided to anaesthetise the teenager due to his condition.  He was then taken by ambulance the short distance to the helicopter and airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The car driver was uninjured but understandably shaken.”

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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