Pedestrian suffers serious leg injury in RTC

Friday 26th August 2016 – 4.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

RRV Side

An elderly woman has suffered a serious leg injury following a collision with a 4×4 vehicle this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Alcester Road South in Brandwood, Birmingham at 2.55pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a rapid response paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered a patient who was partly trapped underneath the vehicle.

“The woman, who is thought to be in her 80s, was conscious and had to be freed with the help of the fire service.

“Ambulance staff assessed her and administered emergency treatment for a serious left leg injury.

“The doctor from the air ambulance, which had landed in a nearby cricket club, administered pain relief before travelling with the patient on a land ambulance in order to continue treatment en-route to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“Nobody else was injured in the collision.”

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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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