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Woman dies as car hits pedestrians

One woman has died and three other people have been taken to hospital after a car hit several pedestrians.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was called to reports of a collision involving a car and a number of pedestrians on Heybarnes Road in Small Heath, Birmingham, at 12.50pm on Friday.

A WMAS spokeswoman said: "When crews arrived they found a car which had left the road and collided with a group of pedestrians and a wall.

"One pedestrian, a woman, sustained multiple injuries and was in cardiac arrest.

"Crews immediately commenced advanced life support at the scene but, due to her critical condition, they decided to 'scoop and run', conveying her by land ambulance on blue lights to Heartlands Hospital whilst they continued emergency treatment en route.

"Sadly despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and hospital medics, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later."

A four-year-old boy sustained abdominal pain and suspected fractures to his pelvis and leg. He was given pain relief before crews immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board. The boy was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital by ambulance.

Two other pedestrians, a woman in her 20s and a two-year-old boy, were assessed by crews.

The woman sustained a facial injury and neck tenderness. She was immobilised and taken to Heartlands Hospital along with the young boy who had suffered no apparent injuries, WMAS said.

The male driver of the car was uninjured in the crash.

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