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Road traffic collision in Yardley

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Friday 4th October 2013 – 11.15am – Chris Kowalik.

A woman cyclist has been taken to a major trauma centre following a collision with a lorry in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Speedwell Road, Yardley, shortly before 6.35am today.

A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT team of a trauma doctor and a critical care practitioner in a rapid response vehicle attended along with an ambulance crew.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman, who is in her forties had suffered numerous injuries including to her chest, pelvis and abdomen. She had also suffered limb fractures. Her injuries were immediately treated at the scene and advanced life support administered.

“Accompanied by both the rapid response paramedic and the MERIT trauma team, she was taken by the ambulance crew to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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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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