Last night (Thursday 30th October 2014) there was a serious road traffic collision on the Lichfield Road in Shelfield in which six people were hurt – I’m getting lots of enquiries about this, and the following press release was issued by West Midlands Ambulance Service and posted on their blog.
The images were posted on the Twitter feed of Aldridge Fire Station @aldridgefire who were in attendance.
Thanks to the emergency services -this was clearly a very severe incident indeed.
West Midlands Ambulance Service wrote:
Friday 31st October 2014 – 8.30am – Suzie Fothergill.
A road traffic collision in Walsall last night left six people requiring emergency medical treatment from ambulance crews.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call to Lichfield Road in Shelfield at approximately 10.20pm yesterday evening.
Four ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS Doctor and a community first responder attended the scene. The police and fire service were also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were call to reports of three cars that had been in collision.
‘One of the vehicles, which had been carrying two occupants, had sustained significant damage. The driver, a man believed to be in his 50’s, was found to be trapped in the vehicle. The man, who was immobilised and extricated from the car, was treated for a suspected fractured pelvis before being conveyed under alert to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
‘The passenger of the car, a man believed to be in his late 40’s, was treated at the scene for a head injury. He was immobilised and conveyed to Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment.
‘A second car was carrying two men and a woman all believed to be in their 20’s. The driver, a man, sustained a fractured arm. He was given pain relief at the scene and immobilised before being conveyed to Walsall Manor Hospital.
‘The second man was assessed at the scene but did not require any further hospital treatment.
‘The woman, who was suffering from head pain was also assessed at the scene and taken to Walsall Manor Hospital, as a precaution.
‘The third car was carrying a single occupant at the time of the incident. The man believed to be in his 50’s was suffering from neck and abdominal pain. He was treated at the scene and conveyed to New Cross Hospital for further assessment and treatment.’