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Three to hospital following Walsall RTC

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Wednesday 14th December 2016 – 8.40am – Claire Brown.

A collision involving a car and a van left three men in the back of an ambulance last night.

The incident happened on West Bromwich Road, Walsall at 6.20pm yesterday (Tuesday). Three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The collision caused substantial damage to both vehicles. The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, sustained injuries to his back, neck, chest, abdomen and arm. Ambulance staff were also concerned he had a head injury. He was given treatment on scene and stabilised before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The passenger of the car, a second man in his 30s, suffered a suspected fracture to his arm as well as multiple minor injuries to his finger, neck and chest. He was given pain relief before being taken to Sandwell Hospital.

“The driver of the van, a man in his 70s, was being cared for by his family who were at the scene when ambulance staff arrived. He was assessed and was found to have sustained chest pain as well as lower leg injuries. He too was given pain relief before being taken to Sandwell Hospital for further treatment.”

ENDS

 

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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