A woman in her 20s has been rushed to hospital this morning (Wednesday 19th July) after being anaesthetised at the scene of a serious collision in Shenley Fields. West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses.
The collision – which happened just before 6am according to witnesses — took place in Shenley Lane at the junction of Shenley Fields Road.
The woman was initially attended by a police officer and an off duty GP. West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a small blue car with substantial damage to the driver’s side and a Jaguar car with front nearside damage.
“The driver of the blue car, a 20-year-old woman, was initially unconscious. Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate the woman.”
After being assessed by the trauma doctor on scene, the woman was anaesthetised and taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with a suspected head injury.
The 54-year-old man driving the Jaguar had managed to get out of the vehicle himself. He was assessed after complaining of muscular chest and right arm pain and discharged at the scene.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the regional Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are asking anyone who saw what happened to contact us. This is a busy junction and, although it was early, I am sure there were other motorists on the road at that time.”
Anyone who witnessed the accident or either car beforehand is asked to contact DS Hughes West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org
We wish the lady and her family and friends all the best.