Fire in Queensway tunnel

Murray MacGregor – Thursday 21st May 2020 – 9.05am.

A paramedic has had to be taken to hospital after suffering smoke inhalation while leading people to safety after a car fire in a busy tunnel in Birmingham.

The car went on fire in the Queensway Tunnel at just after 7.00pm last night.

An ambulance from Erdington Hub was not far behind it when it happened and was caught up along with around 50 cars inside the tunnel.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The crew immediately informed control requesting the fire service and then went to check on the driver of the car who had managed to get out himself.

“They then helped escort other drivers from the tunnel so that the fire service could deal with the fire.

“A second ambulance and a paramedic officer were also sent to the scene.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was assessed at the scene but was unhurt and was discharged.

“The paramedic from the ambulance, also in his 20s, was assessed by the crew of the second ambulance and was taken to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution but was later discharged.”


Pic courtesy of Free Radio

Queensway Tunnel

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