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Road traffic collision in Bloxwich

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Monday 11th August 2014 – 8.20am – Chris Kowalik.

Three men have been injured in a collision involving a taxi in the Black Country.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to High Street, Bloxwich at 1.30am today.

An advanced community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, three ambulance crews and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The taxi driver, a man in his twenties, was trapped in his vehicle for approx. 45 minutes. He was freed from the vehicle and was found to have a broken arm. He was taken on alert to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“A man in his twenties, who was a passenger in the taxi, had managed to get himself out of the vehicle. He was experiencing spinal tenderness and was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.

“A third man who was in the road, had an injury to his head. He was immobilised and was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.”

1 MERIT car CUT 1

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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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