Cyclist and pedestrian die in separate RTCs on Saturday

Monday 24th December 2018 – 11.00am – Claire Brown.

Ambulance crews responded to two separate road traffic collisions in Birmingham on Saturday where two people sadly died.

At around 11.50am on Saturday (22nd December), the Trust’s control room received a 999 call to reports of an RTC involving a car and a cyclist on Eastcote Lane, Solihull. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a BASICS emergency doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find the cyclist, a man, who was in a serious condition. Sadly, despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“The two occupants of the car, a woman and a teenager, were assessed on scene by ambulance staff before being taken to hospital for further checks.”

Later the same day, just before 3.30pm, West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an RTC involving a pedestrian on the A38 Bristol Road near to Pebble Mill Road in Birmingham. The Trust’s control room quickly responded two ambulances, two paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT doctor on board and a critical care car to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found a pedestrian, a woman, who had sustained serious injuries. The team of medics administered advanced life support at the roadside but sadly the woman couldn’t be saved and was confirmed dead a short time later at the scene.”

ENDS

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