8th Dec, 2016

Woman falls down lift shaft in Solihull Starbucks

Solihull Editorial 31st Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A WOMAN has been seriously injured after falling 25 feet down a lift shaft in Solihull.

The victim, in her twenties, had tried to use the lift but fell to the bottom of the shaft when she stepped into the lift and found there was nothing there.

The incident happened in the Starbucks in the High Street, Solihull.

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene after a 999 emergency call at 12.35pm today.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate her from the confined space.

“The woman had suffered probable breaks to her pelvis and leg.

“After being immobilised and had splints applied, she was taken by ambulance to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”