Four children who were travelling in the same vehicle have been taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital after a serious road traffic collision this morning at around 04:45 hours.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) crew, with a patient already on board, came across the collision on Belchers Lane in the Bordesley Green area of the city.
It became apparent from the crew’s rapid assessment of the situation that there were multiple casualties involved, and that more resources would urgently be needed at the scene.
As the crew waited for back up, they immediately began to treat the casualties.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an additional five ambulances, along with four paramedic officers and the MERIT car with a critical care paramedic and doctor on board.
It took less than three minutes for the first back-up unit to arrive on the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance spokeswoman said:
“When the additional crews arrived, they found a total of five patients, four of which were children.
“Two of the children, a boy and girl, were in a critical condition. Crews acted quickly to treat the patients for serious injuries and get them on blue lights and sirens to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“The girl travelled with the critical care paramedic onboard, whilst the boy was conveyed in a separate ambulance with the doctor continuing treatment on route.
“Two other children, both girls, were treated for serious injuries and conveyed to BCH in separate ambulances on blue lights and sirens.
“The fifth patient, a woman, who was the driver of the car, was treated for potentially serious injuries and conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.
“The patient from the original ambulance that came across the collision continued with their journey.”
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