Bus and van collide in Smethwick

Monday 20th November 2017 – 4.20pm – Claire Brown.

Two men and an elderly woman received treatment by ambulance staff this afternoon after they were involved in a collision between a bus and a van.

The incident happened on High Street, Smethwick, shortly before 2.00pm (Monday). Three ambulances were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a van which had sustained substantial front-end damage in the RTC. The passenger of the van, a man in his 40s, sustained a serious head injury. Crews administered trauma care, dressing his wounds before he was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The driver of the van, a man in his 20s, was treated on scene for injuries to his foot and chest before being conveyed to City Hospital.

“An elderly woman, a passenger on the bus, was also treated on scene by ambulance staff after she had sustained facial injuries in the collision. She was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution before being taken by ambulance to Sandwell Hospital.”

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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