Pedestrian seriously injured in rush hour RTC

Wednesday 31st January 2018 – 11.30am – Claire Brown.

A pedestrian received emergency care by ambulance staff after a road traffic collision in Birmingham yesterday evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of William Cook Road and St Margarets Road in Ward End, Birmingham, shortly after 5.30pm yesterday. An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a woman lying on the road with serious injuries after reportedly crossing the road and colliding with a car.

“Upon assessment by ambulance staff, the woman in her 40s was in a lot of pain after sustaining back pain as well as suspected serious pelvic and leg injuries in the collision. She was quickly given pain relief to help ease her discomfort along with oxygen before the team worked to stabilise her injuries. The woman was fully immobilised with a neck collar spinal board and pelvic binder before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to major trauma centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, for further emergency treatment.”

 

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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