Jordan Eggington – Thursday 6th August 2020 – 9:55am.
Four children have been taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital after a serious RTC in Birmingham this morning that saw a car hit a tree.
At 4:45am (Thursday) an ambulance crew, with a patient already on board, came across the collision on Belchers Lane in the Bordesley Green area of the city. It was clear from the crew’s rapid assessment of the situation that there were multiple casualties involved, and more resources would be needed at the scene. Whilst the crew waited for back up, they began treatment.
We sent an additional five ambulances, along with four paramedic officers and the MERIT car with a critical care paramedic and doctor onboard. The first additional resource was on scene within three minutes.
A West Midlands Ambulance spokeswoman said: “When the additional crews arrived, they found a total of five patients, four of which were children.
“Two of the children, a boy and girl, were in a critical condition. Crews acted quickly to treat the patients for serious injuries and get them on blue lights and sirens to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The girl travelled with the critical care paramedic onboard, whilst the boy was conveyed in a separate ambulance with the doctor continuing treatment on route.
“Two other children, both girls, were treated for serious injuries and conveyed to BCH in separate ambulances on blue lights and sirens.
“The fifth patient, a woman, who was the driver of the car, was treated for potentially serious injuries and conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.
“The patient from the original ambulance that came across the collision continued with their journey.”