Monday 21st August 2017 – 9.20am – Claire Brown.
A multi-vehicle collision on the M6 in the early hours required a large ambulance service presence due to the number of people injured.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving several vehicles on the northbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 5 and 6, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham at around 1.45am (Monday). A paramedic officer, MERIT with a doctor and critical care paramedic on board, HART paramedics and six ambulances attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they worked quickly as a team to triage those involved to establish the seriousness of their injuries. Of those involved, a total of seven patients required treatment on scene.
“A man in his 30s, who had reportedly been thrown from the vehicle, suffered a serious head injury. Once stabilised by medics, the man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“A 19-year-old girl was assessed by the MERIT doctor after suffering a head injury and a loss of consciousness following the collision. She was given treatment on scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“Patient three was a woman who had chest pain. She was taken to Heartlands Hospital.
“Three children involved in the collision received treatment by ambulance staff on scene. A teenage boy, who had also reportedly been thrown from the vehicle, sustained head, knee and ankle injuries. He was taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Two younger children suffered minor injuries and were taken to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution.
“A seventh patient, a man, was treated on scene after suffering chest pain. He was taken to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution.”