Boy suffers serious leg injury in Handsworth collision

Thursday 25th May 2017 – 10.40am – Claire Brown.

A boy received trauma treatment from ambulance staff last night after being involved in a collision with a car in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Heathfield Road in Handsworth shortly before 6.30pm (Wednesday). An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived at the scene to find a nine-year-old boy who had sustained a nasty leg injury and a bump to his head in the collision. Ambulance staff and the doctor worked quickly to administer advanced pain relief to help ease his discomfort and make him more comfortable before carefully dressing and immobilising his leg with the use of a vacuum splint. The little boy was understandably upset and the team used their excellent communication skills to reassure him, working sympathetically and quickly.

“The boy was immobilised before being taken by land ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, accompanied by his mum. Upon arrival in A&E, the boy was said to be stable.”



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