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Two injured in quad bike RTC in Walsall

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Tuesday 27th August 2013 – 8.00am – Claire Brown.

Two women have been injured, one seriously, following a collision involving a quad bike in Walsall yesterday evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of two people who had come off the quad bike they were riding on High Street near a church in Bloxwich shortly before 9.00pm last night (Monday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One woman sustained a serious head injury, a fractured leg and suspected pelvic injuries and was unconscious. Crews and the doctor administered drugs and ventilated the woman to help with her breathing before she was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splint.

“Crews conveyed the woman by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.

“The second woman, believed to be in her late teens, sustained a minor head injury, knee pain and cuts and bruises. She was given treatment on scene before being taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.”

 

ENDS

 

Author: officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.3 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, 58 ambulance stations and uses 864 vehicles.

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