Friday 16th June 2017 – 9.25am – Claire Brown.
Despite the best efforts of ambulance staff and hospital medics, a young girl has sadly died following a collision in Shrewsbury yesterday afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 4.18pm on Thursday afternoon to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a 4×4 on Mytton Oak Road in Shrewsbury.
The first ambulance was on scene within two minutes of the 999 call, quickly followed by a paramedic officer, a second ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Emergency services arrived to find a young girl, in cardiac arrest after being involved in a collision with a 4×4. Ambulance staff immediately commenced life support on the girl at the scene.
“Due to the proximity of Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, the team took the decision to rapidly convey her by land ambulance on blue lights to the nearby A&E whilst resuscitation efforts continued en-route.
“Tragically, despite further treatment in hospital, nothing could be done to save the girl and she has since died.
“The driver of the 4×4, a man, declined treatment by ambulance staff at the scene.”