Hospital - Birmingham Children's Hospital

Young cyclist anaesthetised after collision with a car

Monday 7th August 2017 – 8.50am – Murray MacGregor.

A young cyclist has been anaesthetised by an air ambulance doctor after a collision with a car.

The incident happened in Ormond Road in Rubery at about 12.45pm on Sunday lunchtime.

An ambulance was on scene in five minutes and was backed up by a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with the MERIT trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The Trust received a 999 call stating that the 12 year old was on his bike when he was in collision with a car.

“When ambulance staff arrived, there was no car at the scene.

“An off-duty nurse was tending to the child when ambulance staff arrived.

“The youngster had suffered a serious head injury and was not fully conscious.  The doctor on the aircraft decided to anaesthetise him at the scene before he was taken on blue lights to the paediatric major trauma centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital; the doctor and critical care paramedic travelled with the ambulance crew.

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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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