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Fatal collision on A46

Friday 27th February 2015 – 10.00pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A person has died following a road traffic collision in Warwickshire today.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer were dispatched to the incident on the A46 shortly after 5.25pm this evening.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a car that had collided with a lorry in a lay-by.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the driver of the car and they were confirmed deceased at the scene.

“No further occupants were found in either the car or the lorry.”

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Van, lorry and three cars in collision on M40

Friday 27th February 2015 – 4.55pm – Chris Kowalik.

West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics were on the M40 today to quickly assess and discharge a number of people involved in a crash that led to big delays.

A lorry, a van and three cars collided on the northbound carriageway north of junction 15.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly before 3.30pm today. An ambulance crew and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver of the lorry and a mother and child in one of the cars were all uninjured.

“Three other people all had minor whiplash injuries which were treated at the scene without the need to go to hospital.”

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Car on side in Chesterton crash

Friday 27th February 2015 – 1.10pm – Chris Kowalik.

A woman suffered a suspected fractured sternum in a collision that led to the car she was driving ending up on its side.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a report of a two-car collision at the junction of Fosse Way and Harbury Lane, Chesterton shortly before 7.50am today.

Three ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A woman who was driving the car that had overturned was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to Warwick Hospital.

“A man who was driving the other car involved had minor injuries and was taken to the same hospital for further assessment.”

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M6 blocked earlier this morning by crash

Friday 27th February 2015 – 12.40pm – Chris Kowalik.

The M6 motorway was closed in both directions earlier today following a collision involving a lorry, a van and a car. Fortunately, despite the level of disruption, no-one was badly hurt.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called between junctions 2 and 3 at 7.05am. A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance crews attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A man who was a passenger in the van had a foot injury and was taken to George Eliot Hospital. Three other people, all drivers of the three vehicles involved, were assessed and discharged at the scene.”

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Man rescued from River Wye in Hereford

Thursday 26th February 2015 – 12.45pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been pulled from the River Wye in Hereford by an eagle-eyed passerby.

The passing pedestrian spotted someone floating under the city’s Victoria Bridge and ran down to get him out of the water.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called shortly after 7.15am today and sent a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew.

“On arrival, there was a hypothermic young man who had been pulled from the water. He was taken to Hereford County Hospital.

“It appears his rescuer had to jump over a fence to get to the man, waded into the water and dragged him out. Had it not been for his actions, this could have ended very differently.”

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Driver injured on A49 in Herefordshire

Thursday 26th February 2015 – 11.45am – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres after the car he was driving collided with another on a dual carriageway in Herefordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A49 in Wellington shortly after 8.55am today.

A BASICS Emergency Doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS), a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.

MARS BASICS Emergency Doctor Malcolm Russell said: “There was a two car collision on the dual carriageway. A man in his seventies had suspected chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries. He was immobilised and splints were applied for possible fractures. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“In the other car were two women and a man, all in their late teens or early twenties. They were all assessed at the scene and were found to have minor injuries. They were discharged at the scene.”

Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) is a group of highly trained and experienced pre-hospital practitioners who provide enhanced immediate medical care to the people of Herefordshire and Worcestershire on a voluntary basis in support of West Midlands Ambulance Service. It currently comprises 15 doctors and two advanced nurse practitioners. The scheme is a registered charity supported by local fundraising and affiliated with the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS). For more information go to www.marsbasics.org.uk

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Pedestrian seriously injured

Wednesday 25th February 2015 – 10.15pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A man has been treated for serious multiple injuries following an incident in Birmingham this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Packington Avenue in Shard End shortly before 7.15pm.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic, were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a pedestrian and a car that had been in collision.

“The pedestrian, a man, was treated for multiple injuries to his head and pelvis. Due to the serious nature of the injuries the trauma doctor gave the man an anaesthetic at the scene.

“The casualty was fully immobilised before being conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Hospital medics were alerted and were on standby awaiting the arrival of the man”

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Child injured following collision with car

Wednesday 25th February 2015 – 9.45pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A child has received emergency medical treatment following a road traffic collision in Tamworth this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a pedestrian and a car that had been in collision at the junction of Marlborough Way and Silver Link Road in Glascote, Tamworth at approximately 7.45pm.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a trauma doctor and critical care paramedic responding in a car from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base were dispatched to the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a car and a pedestrian that had been in collision.

“On arrival at the scene crews found a car which had sustained significant damage to its windscreen.

“The pedestrian, a boy, was treated for injuries to his pelvis and shoulder blade. The boy was given pain relief and fully immobilised at the scene before being alerted into Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and specialist treatment.”

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Motorcyclist taken to major trauma centre

Wednesday 25th February 2015 – 9.00pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A motorcyclist has been treated by ambulance crews for multiple injuries following a road traffic collision in Staffordshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS doctor to the incident on Alexandra Road in Newcastle shortly after 5.40pm this evening.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a car and a motorbike that had been in collision.

“The motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his 20’s, was treated for fractures to his pelvis and leg. The man was given pain relief and fully immobilised at the scene before being conveyed to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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Two to hospital after car and lorry collide

Wednesday 25th February 2015 – 8.35am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A collision between a car and a lorry left two people requiring treatment from ambulance staff in Stafford in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene near to the Argos Distribution Centre in Acton Gate at 2.45am and sent two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had suffered significant damage following a collision with a lorry.

“There were two patients from the car, both of whom had managed to free themselves from the vehicle.

“The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, was treated for neck and back pain. She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital fur further treatment.

“A man, also believed to be in his 20s, was treated for a suspected leg fracture. He was also immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to the same hospital.

“The lorry driver was assessed by medics at scene but was uninjured in the incident.”

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Duo escape with minor injuries despite car rolling

Wednesday 25th February 2015 – 8am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Two men were fortunate to escape with only minor injuries when the car they were travelling in rolled a number of times before coming to rest on all four wheels in Stone last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene of the incident at the junction of Yarnfield Lane and Moss Lane in Yarnfield, at approximately 11.40pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had come to rest on all four wheels after reportedly rolling a number of times.

“There were two patients but both were fortunate to have avoided serious injury given the nature of the incident.

“Both were men in their 20s, who were treated for minor head injuries before being transported to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.”

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Lucky escape as six cars collide on M40

Wednesday 25th February 2015 – 7.40am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A number of motorists were lucky to escape more serious injuries following a six-car road traffic collision on the M40 last night.

The incident occurred on the southbound carriageway, between junctions 16 and 15, at approximately 9.55pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. The police and fire services were also in attendance together with the Highways Agency.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find six cars that had been involved in a serious collision, some of which had suffered significant damage.

“All of the cars had single occupants, three of whom required treatment from ambulance staff.

“A woman in her 20s had suffered a fractured arm. She had her arm put in a splint and was given pain relief before being taken to Warwick Hospital.

“A second woman, believed to be in her 30s, suffered minor leg, rib and neck injuries. She was immobilised as a precaution with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and also taken to Warwick Hospital.

“Finally, a man in his 30s, was treated for a minor head injury before being discharged on scene.

“Given the nature of the incident, the number of vehicles involved and the location, it is extremely lucky that nobody suffered more significant injuries in the incident.”

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Man anaesthetised following RTC

Tuesday 24th February 2015 – 10.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has suffered a serious head injury and been anaesthetised following a road traffic collision in Telford tonight.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hollinswood and Stafford Industrial Estate shortly after 7.35pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a doctor and the MERIT trauma team to the scene. The police and fire services were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had been in collision with a lorry.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 40s, had suffered a significant head injury in the collision and was quickly treated by medics.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being anaesthetised due to the serious nature of his condition. He was then transported to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Unfortunately the man’s injuries are thought to be extremely serious.

“The lorry driver was uninjured in the incident.”

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A little more ‘ExtraCare’ in the West Midlands

Tuesday, 24th February 2015 – 2pm – Claire Brown.

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A retirement village in Birmingham is one of many to receive a little extra help to save lives thanks to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust provides retirement villages and housing schemes across the West Midlands. West Midlands Ambulance Service is midway through a project to install Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and train staff and residents in CPR and first aid in all of ExtraCare sites in the West Midlands.

Hagley Road Village, which opened in 2013 and has the capacity for over 350 residents, is the latest retirement complex to receive a defibrillator, a device used to shock a heart back into a normal rhythm when a patient suffers a cardiac arrest. A total of 20 residents and staff were trained in it’s use in December 2014.

John Yates, 68, along with his wife Kath were one of the first couples to move into the village. Both have been trained in first aid, CPR and how to use the defibrillator which is housed in the main reception of the village. John said: “As you can imagine there’s a real mix of residents, some who have absolutely nothing wrong with them medically and others who are very ill and need a lot of care. Kath and I decided to do the training along with residents and staff so that we can help our neighbours if someone has a cardiac arrest.

“I used to be a first aider at work so knew the basics but this defibrillator is fantastic! What most impressed me about the device was that it actually tells you what to do so you really don’t need training. If I forgot the training, I would still be comfortable using it.

“I think they’re a marvellous thing and I’m glad it’s here. It’s a comfort to know that it’s there and it’s a state of the art thing which is a big aid to help bring you back if you have a cardiac arrest. There are quite a few of us who have been trained, not only staff but residents too.”

Andy Jeynes, the Trust’s Community Response Manager, said: “For every minute that someone is in cardiac arrest, their chance of survival diminishes by ten percent. CPR and defibrillation in the early stages of cardiac arrest could save their life and it is something that anyone can do. We’re proud to work alongside ExtraCare to help look after their residents and staff alike.”

Shirley Hall, ExtraCare Community and Well-being Manager said: “We’re grateful to West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for providing these life-saving defibrillators which offer a lifeline for those in need and have real value for our residents and community here at Hagley Road Village.”

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Pictured: West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Community Response Manager Andy Jeynes demonstrates how to use an AED to (l-r) John Yates, Kath Yates, Ron Heath and Elizabeth Heath. Please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.


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Man airlifted after being trapped for an hour

Tuesday 24th February 2015 – 12.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man who was trapped in his vehicle for an hour following a two-car road traffic collision in Warmington this morning has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres.

The incident occurred on the B4100 just after 8.40am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in collision, one of which had left the road as a result.

“The driver of that car, a man believed to be in his 20s, was trapped for about an hour and had to be carefully cut free with the help of the fire service.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and treated for neck and spinal injuries before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. The hospital had been alerted to his condition prior to his arrival.

“From the second car, a man, believed to be 19-years-old, was assessed and treated for minor injuries before being discharged at scene.”

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Bus and van collision

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Monday 23rd February 2015 – 5.30pm – Suzie Wheaton.

Seven people have been treated by ambulance crews following a road traffic collision in Warwickshire today.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended the incident at the junction of the A423 and Southam Road in Ladbroke shortly after 1.05pm this afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a bus and a flatbed van that had been in collision and had left the carriageway.

“The driver of the bus, a man in his 20’s, had sustained an arm injury. He was treated and discharged at the scene.

“A woman, believed to be in her 60’s, who had been travelling on the bus at the time of the incident was treated for back pain and a minor head injury before being conveyed to Warwick Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“Two other women and a man from the bus and two men from the flatbed van were assessed and discharged at the scene.”

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Light aircraft crash

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Monday 23rd February 2015 – 1.45pm – Suzie Wheaton.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called to reports of a light aircraft crash in Shotteswell, Banbury at approximately 11.50am this morning.

An ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were dispatched to the scene. A rapid response vehicle from South Central Ambulance Service and the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a small aircraft that had crashed into a field.

“The aircraft had been carrying two occupants at the time of the incident. One man believed to be in his 70’s was treated for a suspected fractured leg. He was fully immobilised and given pain relief at the scene before being airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for further assessment and treatment.

“A second man, believed to be in his late 60’s, had sustained minor injuries. He was assessed and discharged at the scene.”

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Girl airlifted from RTC

Ambulance BonnetMonday 23rd February 2015 – 12.30pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A child has been airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital following a road traffic collision in Staffordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Marsland Road in Doxey shortly after 8.35am this morning.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a child and a mini bus that had been in collision.

“On arrival at the scene, crews found a young girl on the pavement who had sustained head and chest injuries. She was treated by ambulance personnel at the scene for her injuries. She was given pain relief and fully immobilised before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and specialist treatment.

“The mother of the child travelled on board the air ambulance, whilst the father was later conveyed to the hospital to join his family by an officer from the scene.

“The driver of the mini bus and passengers were assessed and, although shaken by the incident, were found to be uninjured.”

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Five injured in crash

Monday 23rd February 2015 – 7.30am – John Hawker.

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Five people have been injured when a car and a taxi were in a serious collision last night in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Bristol Road and Priory Road at around 8.30pm. Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two vehicles that had been in a crash.

“The woman driving the car, believed to be in her early 40’s, suffered a serious arm injury.

“The man in his 60’s driving the taxi suffered a back injury. The three passengers travelling in the taxi all suffered multiple minor injuries.

“All five patients received emergency treatment at the scene before being transferred by ambulances to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.

“All emergency service personal worked seamlessly together to ensure the patients were treated as quickly and safely as possible.”

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Motorcyclist fatally injured

Saturday 21st February 2015 – 6.00pm – John Hawker.

A motorcyclist has been fatally injured following an RTC near the border of North Staffordshire and Cheshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call to the A5011, between Talke and Alsager at around 11.40am. An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, two BASICS Doctors and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcycle that is believed to have left the road and been in collision with a lamp post.

“The man riding the motorcycle had suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest.

“Advanced life support was carried out by medics, but unfortunately despite their best efforts, sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

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Man seriously injured in RTC

Saturday 21st February 2015 – 9.45am – John Hawker.

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A man has been seriously injured following an RTC in Staffordshire this morning.

The crash occurred on the A51, Longdon, Rugeley at around 7.00am. An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and two off duty paramedics who were on their way home from work attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that is believed to have left the road and been in a serious collision with a tree. The car had suffered considerable damage.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his early 30’s, suffered serious leg, pelvic and chest injuries.

“He received emergency treatment at the scene and his condition was stabilised. The man was transferred by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital with the Doctor on board for further emergency treatment.

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Lucky escape in Royal Leamington Spa

Saturday 21st February 2015 – 9.25am – John Hawker.

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Five people have been extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries following a crash in Royal Leamington Spa town centre last night.

The crash occurred at the junction of Warwick Street and the Parade at around 9.50pm. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a 4×4 type vehicle that had been in a serious crash. Due to the crash the 4×4 vehicle had rolled over and demolished a set of traffic lights.

“Fortunately, the three occupants of the 4×4 vehicle, and the two occupants of the car, all suffered no serious injuries and were checked over by ambulance crews before being discharged at the scene.

“Travelling in the 4×4 were three men in their 20’s, and in the car and man in his early 20’s and a woman in her late teens.

“Considering the location of the crash it is extremely fortunate that neither the occupants of the vehicles or any pedestrians suffered more serious injuries.”

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Fatal RTC in Staffordshire

Saturday 21st February 2015 – 9.00am – John Hawker.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called at around 2.35am to reports of a car that had rolled over on the A5, near junction 12 of the M6.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and a BASICS Doctor attended the scene, along with the Police and Fire Service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car with extensive damage.

“The woman who was driving the car had suffered multiple serious injuries and advanced life support was carried out by medics.

“Unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and sadly she was confirmed dead at the scene.”

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Four injured in crash

Friday 20th February 2015 – 11.45pm – John Hawker.

Four people have been injured following a three vehicle crash in Stoke on Trent this evening.

The incident occurred at Breach Lane, Tean at around 7.45pm. Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, two paramedic officers and a BASICS Doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find three vehicles that had been in a serious collision. The vehicles had suffered considerable damage.

“The man driving one car, believed to be in his mid 30’s, suffered suspected serious leg, pelvic, back and facial injuries. He received emergency treatment at the scene by medics and his condition was stabilised.

“Three people travelling in the second car were also seriously injured. A man in his late 20’s suffered chest, pelvic and arm injuries. A woman in her late 20’s suffered serious abdominal injuries, and a second woman in her late 20’s suffered ankle and shoulder injuries. All three received emergency treatment at the scene by medics.

“All four of the patients were transferred by ambulances to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment. The hospital had been pre alerted to the patients arrival and their injuries.

“A woman travelling in the third car was checked over at the scene but did not require hospital treatment and was discharged.”

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Pedestrian seriously injured

Thursday 19th February 2015 – 11.00am – John Hawker.

A pedestrian has been seriously injured following an RTC in Staffordshire.

The incident occurred on Doxey Road at around 8.50am. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a trauma Doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a woman who had suffered serious head and leg injuries after a car collided with her whilst she waited for a bus.

“The woman, believed to be 30 years old, received emergency treatment at the scene by paramedics and the Doctor.

“The woman was transferred by ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital major trauma centre for further emergency treatment.

“The man driving the car, believed to be in his 20’s, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. He was transferred to County Hospital Stafford for further treatment.

“The woman passenger in the car was uninjured in the incident.”

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Motorcyclist Airlifted from A46 Crash

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Tuesday 17th February 2015 – 10.10am – Steve Parry.

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on the A46 near Haselor Hill, Alcester earlier today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at just before 8am.

An ambulance, a paramedic support officer in a rapid response vehicle, together with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a collision between a motorbike and car on the A46. The motorbike was significantly damaged in the collision.

“Crews treated a male in his forties for head lacerations and back injuries.

“The patient was immobilised using a neck collar and orthopaedic stretcher. He was also given pain relief before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The female car driver was assessed at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.”

 

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Driver Trapped for Two Hours in Redditch Crash

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Monday 16th February 2015 – 11am – Steve Parry.

Two motorists have has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision near to the M42 at Beoley, Redditch.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A435 Birmingham Road at just after 8am.

Two ambulances; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle; a paramedic support officer, together with the Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance and a BASIC doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving a light van and car.

“A man in his twenties was trapped in his vehicle for almost two hours after his light van also collided with a tree. He was treated for serious leg and pelvic injuries.

The patient was stabilised at the scene and immobilised with the use of a neck collar, pelvic splint and orthopaedic stretcher before being airlifted to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“A man believed to be in his forties, and travelling in the second car involved was treated for minor chest injuries. He was conveyed by land ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.”

 

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Fatality near Lichfield

Monday 16th February 2015 – 8.20am – Steve Parry.

A pedestrian has died in a road traffic collision near Lichfield this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident in Lichfield Road, Whittington at approximately 5am.

An ambulance together with a paramedic support officer and a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews attended a road traffic collision involving a van and pedestrian.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man who was confirmed dead at the scene.”

 

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Two Injured in Kidderminster Crash

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Monday 16th February 2015 – 8am – Steve Parry.

Two men have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Kidderminster this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Birmingham Road, Greenhill, Kidderminster at just after 3.05am.

Two ambulances, a paramedic support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Merit team were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Medics responded to a road traffic collision involving a van which had rolled-over.

“The driver, who is believed to be in his thirties, was treated for serious chest injuries. The man was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and orthopaedic stretcher. He was given pain relief before being transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“A passenger in the van, also believed to be in his thirties, was treated for chest injuries, neck and back pain. He was also immobilised before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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Pedestrian Injured in Stoke

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Sunday 15th February 2015 – 1.10pm – Steve Parry.

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on the A500 between Tunstall and Talke.

The incident occurred at just before 11.10am.

An ambulance, together with a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle; a paramedic support officer; the North West Air Ambulance together with two BASICS doctors attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews attended to a pedestrian who had been in collision with a car on the A500.

“A man was found to be in traumatic cardiac arrest at the scene. Medics immediately commenced advance life support before the patient was conveyed by land ambulance to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Doctors travelled with the patient and the hospital was alerted to the serious condition of the patient.”

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Two fatalities in Seperate House Fires

Sunday 15th February 2015 – 1pm – Steve Parry.

Two men have died following separate fires at properties in Oldbury and Stoke this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service attended premises in Oakdale Road, Oldbury and Old School Lane, Meir, Stoke at just before 9.50am.

An ambulance, together with a paramedic support officer; the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART); community paramedics and BASIC doctors attended both scenes.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “WMAS responded to two separate house fires in Oldbury and Stoke at approximately the same time this morning.

“Despite the efforts of medics at both of these locations, two patients were confirmed dead at the scene of the incidents.”

 

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HGV and Minibus Crash – Burton

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Sunday 15th February 2015 – 9.30am – Steve Parry.

Two people have died and six injured following a collision between a minibus and lorry near Burton on Trent this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the A511 Tutbury Road, Tutbury at just before 7am.

Three ambulances; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle; a paramedic support officer; the Merit team together with two BASICS doctors attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews responded to a serious road traffic collision involving a lorry and minibus near Burton on Trent.

“Despite the intervention of ambulance crews, two patients were confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man in his twenties was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham with serious head injuries. The patient was sedated by medics before being conveyed by land ambulance.

“A further male was treated for chest pain and was taken to Queen’s Hospital in Burton.

“Four patients were assessed at the scene for minor injuries and were later taken to Queen’s Hospital Burton for further assessment and treatment.”

 

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4 Treated in Newcastle Crash

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Saturday 14th February 2015  – 1.30pm – Steve Parry.

Four people have been treated for their injuries after a 4×4 vehicle collided with a car and overturned into a field in Newcastle.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of the incident in Stone Road, Blackbrook, Newcastle, just before 9.30am.

Two ambulances, a paramedic support officer, a paramedic in a rapid response car, a community first responder and three BASICS doctors were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews dealt with four patients after a 4×4 vehicle collided with a car and overturned into a field.

“A man in his fifties travelling in the 4×4 was treated for shoulder and back injuries. He was conveyed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment. A female passenger was assessed at scene and later discharged.

“A man and women travelling in the car were also assessed by ambulance staff at the scene but did not require further hospital treatment and were later released. “

 

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Man Struck by Train – Kings Norton

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Saturday 14th February 2015 – 7am – Steve Parry

A man has been taken to hospital after an incident at Kings Norton railway station this morning.

The incident was reported at Kings Norton railway station at just after 12.20am.

An ambulance together with a paramedic support officer in a rapid response vehicle, the Care Team and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man had been struck by a passing train at Kings Norton railway station.

“A man in his fifties was recovered from the track and treated for abdominal and chest injuries.

“The patient was immobilised with use of a neck collar, orthopaedic stretcher and pelvis splint. His condition was stabilised before being conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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“We’ve got a defib, have you?”

DEFIB RAnge13th February 2015 – 9.45am – Claire Brown.

With more than 2,400 defibrillators housed at a variety of locations across the West Midlands you’re never too far away from one of these little life-saving boxes.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) come in many different makes, colours and sizes but all do the same thing and are extremely easy to use.

As part of our ‘Mend a Broken Heart’ campaign to coincide with Valentine’s Day, we interviewed five people who house a defibrillator what they think about their life-saving device and hear from a patient who survived a cardiac arrest.

Philip Gillings is a parish councillor in Clive, Shropshire. Their village has housed a defibrillator in a red telephone box for a number of years. Philip said: “The defibrillator tells you what to do, stage by stage, you can almost not go wrong.”

Rikki Chamberlain works for Beaudesert Park Campsite in Cannock and has been trained in how to use the device. Rikki said: “We run around 50,000 activity days per year and we want to be better prepared to deal with any emergency that may arise.”

Chris Kowalik is a member of Bewdley Rowing Club in Worcestershire who decided to house a defibrillator after witnessing a fellow rower suffer a cardiac arrest. Chris said: “We’re the first club in the West Midlands to house a defibrillator on its premises and we hope many more rowing clubs will follow suit and do the same.”

Adrian Jackson from Boxleys Butchers in Wombourne has housed a defibrillator for a couple of years. Despite it leaving it’s box on the front of the butchers to a lady who had collapsed, it thankfully wasn’t needed. Adrian said: “We’re only too pleased to have it on the front of the building. Nobody should be afraid to use it.”

David Hofton from Hunters Estate Agents in Knowle said: “The benefit of having it right in the middle of the high street is that if anybody ever had a problem we could hopefully get to them within seconds.”

Ian Hough, a keen rower, is a member of the Stourport Boat Club and suffered a cardiac arrest during the Stourport Regatta in 2011. He thankfully made a full recovery and was the inspiration behind Bewdley Rowing Club getting a defibrillator. Stourport Boat Club is also due to house a defibrillator soon. Ian said: “I’d recommend anybody who can get hold of these defibs to put one in place somewhere.”

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To hear more from those mentioned in this press release and to watch a video explaining the importance of defibrillators, please visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjdWQFKUAl0.

 


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Newbold Pacey Crash

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Friday 13th February 2015 – 8.30pm – Steve Parry.

A man has been treated for serious injuries after the car in which he was travelling left the road near Newbold Pacey.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of the incident on the B4087 at Newbold Pacey at just after 5am.

An ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response car and the MERIT team were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car had come to rest in a field.

“A man in his twenties was treated for serious head, chest and facial injuries.

“After being fully immobilised as a precaution, with the use of a neck collar and spinal board, the patient was conveyed to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

 

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HGV Driver Trapped on M54

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Friday 13th February 2015 – 8am – Steve Parry.

Two lorry drivers have been treated by ambulance crews following a road traffic collision on the M54 near Coven this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near Coven between junctions 2 and 3 of the M54 at just after 6am.

An ambulance together with a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving two HGVs.

“A man, believed to be in his forties, was trapped in his lorry. He was later released and treated for minor injuries before being taken to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton for further assessment and treatment.

“The driver of the second vehicle involved was assessed at the scene before being released.”

 

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Two Injured in Bidford Crash

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Thursday 12th February 2015 – 8pm – Steve Parry.

Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Bidford on Avon this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Stratford Road, Bidford on Avon at just after 5.50pm.

One ambulance together with a paramedic officer and a community paramedic in a rapid response car attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a two car collision.

“The female driver of the first vehicle involved was treated for abrasions and shock. She was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“A male passenger his fifties was treated for serious chest, pelvic and leg injuries. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, spinal board and splints before being given pain relief and conveyed to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“A man in his thirties travelling in the second vehicle involved was uninjured and was assessed by ambulance crews at the scene.”

 

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No broken hearts this Valentine’s day

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Thursday 12th February 2015 – 10.30am – Suzie Wheaton.

To ensure there is no heartbreak this Valentine’s Day, West Midlands Ambulance Service is encouraging everyone to learn how to ‘Mend a Broken Heart’.

It is estimated that approximately 30,000 people each year have cardiac arrest outside of hospital, with almost 4,000 of those taking place in our Region.

The quicker a person in cardiac arrest receives CPR and defibrillation (if possible), not only improves their chances of survival but it can also help to improve the chances of them recovering fully and reduces the time to do so.

For every minute a patient is in cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 10 percent. So, would you know what to do if a loved one suddenly became critically ill?

Automated external defibrillator (AEDs) come in many different makes, colours and sizes but essentially they all do the same thing. These machines are extremely easy to use – you can’t harm a person by using a defibrillator, meaning anyone can provide emergency care to someone in cardiac arrest quickly and effectively prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

At present within the area covered by West Midlands Ambulance Service there are over 2,400 defibrillators that the service is aware of. These defibrillators are housed in a whole variety of locations including sports facilities, schools, businesses (large and small), religious sites, tourist attractions and retail outlets to name but a few.

Learning how to do CPR and using a defibrillator is very simple and could literally be a lifesaver this Valentine’s Day!

We would urge everyone to take a first aid course. You never know when you might need to use the skills you learn, whether it is on a friend, loved one or a complete stranger who collapses in the street.

For more information about first aid courses and defibrillator training in you area please visit http://www.wmas.nhs.uk

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Four Treated in Knockin Crash

 

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Wednesday 11th February 2015 – 9pm – Steve Parry

Four people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Knockin near Oswestry this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4396 near knockin Heath Business Park at just before 6.50pm.

Four ambulances; two paramedic officers and two paramedics in rapid response vehicles attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car in collision with a Land Rover and van.

“A man and woman believed to be in their twenties and travelling in the van were treated for minor injuries.

“A woman travelling in the Land Rover was treated for chest injuries and a woman travelling in the car was treated for neck and back injuries.

“All four patients were conveyed to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

 

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Three injured in bus and car collision

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Wednesday 11th February 2015 – 5.00pm – Suzie Wheaton.

Three people have received emergency medical treatment following an incident in Staffordshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the incident on Leonard Street in Leek shortly after 1.15pm today.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a car and a bus that had been in collision.

“Three elderly women, who had been travelling on the bus at the time of the incident, were assessed and treated at the scene.

“One woman was treated for head and knee injuries and was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“A second woman was treated for hip pain and was conveyed to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“A third woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was taken to Leek Moorlands Minor Injuries Unit as a precaution.

“No one else was injured in the incident.”

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RTC – Nechells Park Road

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Three people were assessed by ambulance crews following a two car road traffic collision on Nechells Park Road in Birmingham at 1.20pm today.

An ambulance and two rapid response vehicles attended the scene.

One woman driver was treated at the scene for back and neck pain before being conveyed to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment. The passsenger of the car, a woman, was assessed and discharged at the scene.

The driver of the second car, a man, was assessed and was found to be uninjured.

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Tesco Southam bags a life saving delivery

Wednesday 11th February 2015 – 1.00pm – John Hawker.

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A Tesco store in Warwickshire has bagged a life-saving delivery after having an automated external defibrillator (AED) fitted to the outside of its supermarket.

A defibrillator is a device that can be used to restart someone’s heart when they’ve suffered a cardiac arrest. These machines are extremely easy to use, meaning people of all ages and walks of life can provide emergency care to those who need it, quickly and effectively prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

Over the last few months members of staff from the store have undertaken training in the use of the lifesaving equipment and first aid to ensure that if any shoppers become seriously ill whilst shopping they are given the best possible chance of survival.

WMAS Emergency Care Practitioner in Southam, Keith Bromwich, said; ”The ambulance service strongly believes that by having defibrillators installed in public places, such as shopping centres, schools and business premises, and having people trained in their use and basic first aid techniques really can help to save lives.

“It is excellent news that Tesco in Southam has recognised the importance of installing such lifesaving equipment. The quicker someone is defibrillated, not only improves the chance of their survival but it can also help to improve the chances of a patient making a full recovery.”

The AED was funded by the local Senior Citizen Action Network (SCAN) with Tesco happily locating it on the front of its busy store.

Martina Fitzgerald, Community Manager for Tesco Southam, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to support the local community and we’re proud to have this device at the front of our store. I would like to thank the local community for funding the device and the support they have shown the store and staff.”

On the back of the AED being fitted at Tesco, on Saturday 14th February Paramedic Keith will be attending the store from 10am, along with members of SCAN to teach people how to use the AED and also how to do CPR. Members of the public are welcome to pop along and learn how to save a life on Valentine’s Day.

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Two injured on crash on M69

Tuesday 10th February 2015 – 5.30pm – John Hawker.

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Two people have been injured following a crash on the M69 this afternoon.

The crash occurred between Junction 1 and the M6, southbound just after 3.40pm. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire air or attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had was on its roof after being in collision with a hard shoulder barrier.

“The two occupants of the car managed to get out of the vehicle and had suffered numerous injuries. A man in his 40’s, suffered neck and back injuries, and a second man in his 30’s suffered shoulder injuries. Both men were being treated by Doctors who were passing and stopped to assist before ambulance crews arrived.

“The two men both received further treatment at the scene by medics and were both transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulances

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“Considering the damage to the vehicle they are extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.”

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“They saved my life”: Two young children act fast when their diabetic mother collapses.

Trina Hinton, a diabetic mother from Worcestershire, is full of praise for her daughters over the way they reacted when she collapsed.

Her daughter Libby, aged six and son, Archie, who is four, summoned help from their granddad and wrapped her up in towels. They even tidied the house while waiting for help to arrive.

West Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic Dave Munday was first on scene. He spoke to BBC Hereford & Worcester.

You can listen to the story here:

You can read the Worcester News story here: http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11779838.Mum_says_children_saved_her_life_after_she_nearly_slipped_into_deadly_diabetic_coma/

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Lucky escape on M6

Tuesday 10th February 2015 – 12.30pm – John Hawker.

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A mother and daughter had a lucky escape on the M6 this morning after being in an RTC.

The crash occurred on the M6 Northbound, near Junction 3a at around 8.25am.

An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a HGV that had been involved in a collision.

“The car had apparently ended up spinning around and going backwards down an embankment on the side of the motorway.

“Fortunately for the two occupants the car came to a halt in a small coppice of trees and got wedged before it could go any further.

“The woman driving the car, believed to be in her 30’s, and her teenage daughter, were both shaken up in the crash and were fully checked over by medics at the scene.

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“Neither had suffered any serious injuries and after assessments were both discharged.”

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Woman injured in collision with car in Birmingham

Monday 9th February 2015 – 4.20pm – Chris Kowalik.

A woman in her twenties has been taken to a major trauma unit following a collision with a car in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Marsh Hill at 1.05pm today.

Two ambulance crews attended.

A West Midland Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman had a head injury, a hip injury and a broken leg.

“Her wounds were dressed by crews at the scene, a splint was applied to her broken leg and she was immobilised before being taken to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment from its trauma unit.”

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