Elderly woman injured in reversing collision

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Friday 15th July 2016 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.

A pedestrian has sustained serious injuries in Wolverhampton this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to Bourne Street in Bilston at 1.00pm to reports of an elderly woman who had been involved in a collision with a reversing car. An ambulance and a paramedic and MERIT trauma doctor from the Midlands Air Ambulance, based at Cosford, responded to the scene by car.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman, believed to be in her 80s, was conscious and breathing but had sustained multiple serious injuries in the collision.

“Ambulance staff and the doctor worked quickly to stabilise her condition with pain relief, fluids and drugs before she was fully immobilised and taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a specialist trauma centre, for further emergency treatment. The doctor travelled in the ambulance.”

ENDS

Written by 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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