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Weather related incidents

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Thursday 5th December 2013 – 2.45pm – Steve Parry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dealt with two weather related incidents in central Birmingham and Staffordshire, earlier this afternoon.

Medics were called to central Birmingham near the new Library following reports of debris striking members of the public. Two patients were treated at the scene after one of the German market stalls reportedly overturned.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene at 1.30pm.
Ambulance crews joined other blue light services and the local authority to evacuate the area as a result of inclement weather conditions.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One woman believed to be in her fifties was assessed and later released by medics at the scene. A second female of the same age was treated at the scene for a hip injury.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service was also called to Sandon in Staffordshire after reports that a tree had fallen onto vehicles. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a person trapped in their car after a tree fall. The patient was released from the vehicle and treated for minor injuries.
The patient was conveyed to Stafford Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.3 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff, 58 ambulance stations and uses 864 vehicles.

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