Boy airlifted following Burton-upon-Trent collision

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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.”

 

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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