Tuesday 23rd May 2017 – 9.15am – Claire Brown.
A young boy received advanced trauma care by ambulance staff yesterday afternoon following a road traffic collision in Staffordshire.
The incident happened at around 4.45pm (Monday) at the junction of Station Street and Milton Street, Burton-upon-Trent. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Tatenhill, one with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival ambulance staff found a pedestrian, a 12-year-old boy, who had been involved in a collision with a car. An off-duty nurse and other bystanders were providing care to the boy.
“The boy had sustained a serious head injury and the team of ambulance staff and doctor worked quickly to provide advanced trauma care. Once stabilised he was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital; the doctor travelled in the helicopter to continue treatment and monitoring en route.
“The boy was said to be in a serious but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.”