Two seriously injured as van and pedestrians collide

Two pedestrians have been treated for serious injuries and taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a collision with a van this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Burnt Tree junction on Birmingham New Road, Dudley at 1.51pm and sent three ambulances, three paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“On arrival crews discovered two pedestrians, both women, who had suffered serious injuries in the incident. Ambulance crews administered specialist trauma care at the scene before they were both transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on land ambulances.

"The doctor from the air ambulance and the critical care paramedic travelled with the patients to help continue treatment enroute to hospital. Both patients are described as being in a serious condition."
The driver of the van, a man, was assessed and discharged at the scene. Motorists are advised to find alternative routes and avoid the area wherever possible.


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