Girl suffers serious leg injuries

Tuesday 25th July 2017 – 8.53am – Murray MacGregor.

A teenage girl has suffered very serious leg injuries after a collision with a car.

It happened outside Boots the Chemist in Mytton Oak Road in Shrewsbury at about 5.00pm yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received numerous calls to the incident.  An ambulance that was taking a patient into hospital came across the crash shortly after it had happened.  Two further ambulances and a paramedic manager were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a 14-year-old girl with very severe injuries to both legs and her pelvis.

“Nearby a car had come to rest against a green BT phone exchange box.  Nearby a set of traffic lights and a bollard had been knocked over.

“Due to the proximity to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, the crew spent only 12 minutes on scene before leaving for the hospital with the girl.

“The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT doctor and critical care paramedic on board had also been sent to the incident and went straight to the hospital.

“The girl’s condition was stabilised in A&E before she was airlifted to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool for specialist care.

“The elderly woman car driver was assessed at the scene and was treated for a possible heart attack and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“Thanks to the private non-emergency ambulance crew who stopped to assist at the scene.”

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Picture courtesy of @helistig on Twitter

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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