Driver dies in collision in Small Heath

Tuesday 17th October 2017 – 8.30am – Claire Brown.

One person has died and two others have been injured following a road traffic collision in Birmingham last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting a three car collision on Heybarnes Road in Small Heath shortly before 8.00pm yesterday (Monday). Three ambulances, a paramedic officer, a BASICs doctor and the critical care car with a second medic on board from The Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the emergency services arrived they found one car which had sustained significant damage in the collision. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the driver and medics confirmed the patient deceased on scene. A passenger in the car, a man in his 20s, was trapped in the wreckage and had sustained serious injuries to his head and pelvis. Ambulance staff and medics worked closely with the fire service at the scene to carefully extricate him from the car and after around 40 minutes he was cut free. The man was given pain relief and fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic binder before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The driver from a second car involved, a woman in her 40s, sustained minor facial injuries. Due to the mechanism of the collision, the woman was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution before being taken to Heartlands Hospital.

“No one else was injured in the collision.”

ENDS

 

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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