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Car hits pedestrians as driver has medical episode during school run

By Jordan Reynolds | Burntwood | News | Published:

Four people were taken to hospital after a car crashed into pedestrians during rush hour today.

An aerial view of Springhill Road and the surrounding area. Photo: Google

Four pedestrians were injured after a driver suffered a medical episode at the wheel in residential Springhill Road, Burntwood, at around 8.30am.

The crash happened as parents were dropping children off at nearby Springhill Academy.

A girl, who was a passenger in the car, and a woman pedestrian were discharged at the scene.

A woman, boy and girl, all pedestrians, were treated for injuries not thought to be serious and taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered multiple patients at the scene.

“Ambulance staff were told by bystanders that the driver of the car, a woman, had suffered a medical episode prior to the collision. Following treatment at the scene she was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment.

“A girl, who was a passenger in the car, had been taken into a nearby school.

"Crews assessed her there but thankfully she had not been injured in the incident and was discharged at the scene.

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“There were four pedestrians injured in the incident.

"A woman, a boy and a girl were all treated for injuries not believed to be serious and were transported to Walsall Manor Hospital as a precaution.

"A second woman was discharged at the scene having suffered minor injuries.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances and two paramedic officers to the scene.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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