Bus and car in serious collision

Monday 28th January 2019 – 6.10pm – Murray MacGregor.

One man has suffered multiple injuries after a collision between a car and a double decker bus.

It happened at the junction of Friary Road and Handsworth Wood Road in the Handsworth area of Birmingham at around 2.30pm today, Monday.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the West Midlands Care Team were sent to the scene.

AWest Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival ambulance staff found a car that had suffered significant front end damage leaving the driver trapped.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate the man from the car.  He was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with serious injuries.

“The teenage front seat passenger had suffered less serious injuries.  He was taken to Sandwell Hospital by ambulance.

Thankfully none of the passengers from the bus was hurt.  The man driving the double decker was checked over by ambulance staff.  He had minor injuries and was shaken up but was discharged after assessment.

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