Friday 7th July 2017 – 1pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A teenage girl has died in a collision between a minibus and a lorry that resulted in 26 patients this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Kingsbury Road in Castle Vale, Birmingham at 9am and sent two ambulances, three paramedic officers, a senior paramedic officer, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response team and the Midlands Air Ambulance Crew from Cosford in a rapid response car to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to discover a collision between a minibus and a lorry.
“There were 25 patients, from the minibus. One of whom, a teenage girl, had suffered serious injuries in the collision and unfortunately it immediately became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
“A second teenage girl received treatment at the scene for minor injuries and was transported to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment.
“A further 19 children were discharged at the scene together with four adults, which included the minibus driver.
“The lorry driver, a man, was also assessed and discharged at the scene with having avoided injury.”