Pedestrian and motorist seriously injured in Solihull

Ambulance + Fire + Police at Incident

Tuesday 15th November 2016 – 5.30pm – Claire Brown.

Two pedestrians and a motorist have received advanced trauma care after a collision in Solihull this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a car which had collided with a house in White House Way, Solihull, shortly after 3.00pm (Tuesday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS emergency doctor and an advanced paramedic attended the scene together with the Midlands Air Ambulance air crew and MERIT trauma doctor who responded to the scene by car due to poor weather.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival ambulance staff found a car which had collided with two pedestrians before hitting the porch of a property.  The pedestrians, two men in their 20s, sustained multiple serious injuries. Ambulance staff and the two doctors worked as two teams to deliver advanced trauma care to each pedestrian at the scene before both men were taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. A doctor travelled with each patient to continue treatment en route.

“The driver of the car, an 18-year-old man, suffered lower limb injuries and required trauma treatment by ambulance staff at the scene to stabilise his condition. Once release from the car by the fire service, the man was fully immobilised and taken by land ambulance to Heartlands Hospital for further care. The passenger, a man, was given assessment at the scene after sustaining a minor shoulder injury, cuts and bruises but was discharged on scene and didn’t go to hospital.

“All three emergency services worked extremely well together to ensure each patient received the best care possible.”

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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