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Elderly woman seriously hurt in RTC

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Wednesday 7th May 2014 – 5pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A woman suffered multiple injuries and had to be taken to a major trauma centre following a collision with a car on a busy Birmingham road this afternoon (Wednesday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident which took place near to the Toby Carvery on Hagley Road West, Quinton, shortly before 1.50pm.

A paramedic officer came across the incident and immediately began providing aid whilst waiting for the arrival of an ambulance, an area support officer and a doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a woman, believed to be in her 80s, lying at the side of the road and a car parked nearby that had suffered damage.

“Following assessment from ambulance staff, the woman was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

“Once her condition was stabilised she was treated for head, shoulder, back and ankle injuries before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The doctor travelled with the patient to hospital, continuing to administer treatment en-route.

“The driver of the car was thankfully unhurt in the collision but was understandably shaken by the incident.

“Due to the seriousness of the collision, the road had to be closed which caused traffic disruption in the area.”

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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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