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Pregnant teenage girl fights for life after tram crash in city center

The two occupants of the car were injured in the crash with a tram
Pregnant teenage girl fights for life after tram crash in city center

The girl was found in a ‘life-threatening’ condition and received advanced trauma treatment on the spot by doctors and on her way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

The two passengers in the car were injured in the accident with a tram

A pregnant teenager is fighting for her life after the car she was driving crashed into a tram in Wolverhampton city center.

Rescue services – including doctors, firefighters and police – were called after a collision around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

A teenage girl was found in a ‘life-threatening’ condition and received advanced trauma treatment on the spot before she was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The driver of the car, a teenage boy, was also treated for injuries not believed to be serious and was taken to hospital.

Both injured were the two passengers in the car that collided with the tram at the intersection of Bilston Street and Piper’s Row, BirminghamLive reported.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 06:32 to report a collision with a car and tram at the intersection of Bilston Street and Piper’s Row, Wolverhampton.








The teenager is fighting for his life after the crash
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“We sent two ambulances, two paramedics, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car.

“Upon arrival, crews found a teenage girl in a life-threatening condition. Staff worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care to the patient on the spot and on their way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“The other person in the car, a teenage boy, was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and was taken to New Cross Hospital.”

Firefighters were needed to help get the pregnant teen out of the car.








The driver of the car, a teenage boy, was treated on the spot and his injuries are not considered life-threatening
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A spokesman for the West Midlands Fire Department said: “We were called at 6.39am on Thursday 16 September for reports of a car accident between a car and a tram.

“Five firefighters from Wolverhampton station took part in the incident along with colleagues from West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service.

“The driver of the car was able to free himself before our firefighters arrived. On the advice of paramedics, we helped a pregnant passenger who was not trapped by injuries from the car that was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the car. was manufactured safely by our firefighters. “








Physicians worked quickly to administer advanced trauma treatment to the patient on the spot and on the way to the hospital
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Major traffic delays are caused by the incident as Bilston Street Island was blocked with motorists being diverted via the A41 while commuters have been advised to avoid the area.

Additional tram connections between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George’s have been suspended.



The West Midlands Metro stated: “Due to traffic accidents, trams cannot run between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George’s.

“Trams are still running with delays between The Royal and Bull St. Travel to Royals for trams to Bull Street.”



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