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Three trapped as car collides with building

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Thursday 21st April 2016 – 9.40am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Two people suffered serious injuries following a collision between a car and a building that left three people trapped inside the vehicle last night (Wednesday).

The crash took place on Millfields Road in Bilston shortly before 9.30pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a BASICS doctor and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had suffered significant damage in the collision with three patients trapped inside.

“Following assessment of the patients, crews worked closely with the fire service to free them from the car once the roof had been cut off.

“The driver, a man thought to be in his 20s, was treated for a head injury as well as arm and leg fractures. He was given pain relief on scene, immobilised and transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on alert.

“A man believed to be in his 40s received treatment for an abdominal injury, a suspected pelvic fracture and fractures to his arm and wrist. He was also given pain relief and alerted in to the same hospital.

“The third patient, a male teenager, was treated for an arm injury and given pain relief before being taken to New Cross Hospital.”

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Notes to Editors

Picture courtesy of Andy Smith, West Midlands Fire Service (@andysmith6359)

Author: officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 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 and uses 864 vehicles.

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