A collision involving two cars in Warwick on Saturday night left one boy requiring advanced pain relief and three women needing hospital treatment.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Coventry Road, outside The Saxon Mill public house, in Guys Cliffe shortly after 11pm.
Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the paramedic area support officer arrived he found two cars which had been involved in a significant collision. Thankfully the occupants of both cars, five in one and a driver in the second, were all out of the vehicles and were being cared for by passers-by who had stopped to help.
“While further ambulance staff quickly made their way to the scene, fire fighters who were already in attendance helped to look after each patient whilst the paramedic focused his attention on an eight-year-old boy who had sustained the most serious injury in the collision.
“The boy was in severe pain and very distressed after suffering a nasty fracture to his leg. Ambulance staff and the medic administered advanced pain relief to sedate the boy before he could be immobilised and his injury stabilised. The boy was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital on blue lights. The doctor travelled with the boy in the ambulance to continue treatment and monitoring en route.
“Two women from the same car also required treatment at the scene. The driver, an elderly woman, suffered chest pain. A passenger, a second woman, had cuts to her face and a burn injury to her back. She was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before both women were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment. The two other occupants from the same car were checked over by ambulance staff but didn’t require hospital treatment.
“The driver of the second car, a woman, suffered shoulder and leg injuries. She was immobilised before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further care.”