Car v wall in Bilston

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Wednesday 4th June 2014 – 7.50am – Claire Brown.

Four people have been injured after the car they were in collided with a wall in Bilston in the early hours.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Hunters Close and Darlaston Lane in Bilston shortly after 0.30am this morning (Wednesday). An ambulance en route to hospital, with a patient on board, came across the incident and immediately called for back-up. Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a community paramedic were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The collision caused significant damage to the car but, miraculously, all four occupants had managed to get out of the wreckage.

“Upon assessment, crews suspected that the driver had hit the steering wheel and windscreen in the collision. Ambulance staff treated the driver at the scene for a suspected head injury before conveying to New Cross Hospital for further treatment.

“A second patient from the car suffered suspected pelvic, abdominal and chest injuries. They were treated and stabilised on scene before being immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“A third patient suffered a minor head injury and they too were taken to New Cross Hospital for further checks.

“The fourth occupant sustained a minor eye injury but didn’t require hospital treatment. They were left in the care of the police.”

 

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Notes to Editors: No more details are available about this incident.

Fatality in Netherton

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Wednesday 4th June 2014 – 7.10am – Claire Brown.

One man has died and another has been seriously injured after the car they were in collided with a garden wall in the Black Country last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls to reports of a car which had been in collision with a wall in St. Peters Road, Netherton, Dudley at around 9.20pm (Tuesday). One of the occupants was in cardiac arrest and CPR instructions were given to bystanders at the scene during the 999 call. Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car which had collided with a wall. The front seat passenger, a man, was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by members of the public.

“The ambulance staff worked as a team to continue CPR on the man, administering advanced pre hospital treatment. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 20s, sustained a fractured jaw and a serious chest injury. He was given oxygen, pain relief and carefully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.”

 

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Unconscious woman on narrow boat – Birmingham

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Tuesday 3rd June 2014 – 10.45pm – Claire Brown.

An unconscious woman was given emergency treatment on a narrow boat in Birmingham earlier this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of an unconscious woman on a narrow boat on a canal near Sherborne Street in Ladywood shortly before 6.30pm this evening (Tuesday). A motorcycle paramedic, an ambulance crew, specialist paramedics from the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was unconscious on board the narrow boat when the motorcycle paramedic and ambulance crew arrived. Unsure how and when the woman became unconscious and due to the difficult access and confined location of the patient, the trauma doctor and HART were requested.

“Due to the woman’s condition, the medic took the decision to anaesthetise her on scene. Once stabilised, HART along with ambulance colleagues then began the difficult process of carefully extricating her from the narrow boat and into the nearby awaiting ambulance using specialist carrying equipment.

“The woman was taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment. The doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue observations and treatment en route.

“This case was an excellent example of teamwork between the Trust’s varied and specialist front line roles.”

 

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Do you know what to do if you see a blue light vehicle

Blue Light Aware

West Midlands Ambulance Service is busier than it has ever been which means more of our vehicles are on the region’s roads getting to patients.

When you add the number of vehicles that our colleagues from the police and fire services use on emergency incidents, there’s a fair chance that you’ll see a blue light vehicle most times that you are on our roads.

Although there is advice in the Highway Code about what to do in such situations, many drivers panic when they hear a siren or see blue lights coming.

If you want some simple advice on what to do if you come across a blue light vehicle en route to an emergency then why not view ‘Blue Light Aware’? It is a short video, produced on behalf of the emergency services.

Many of the calls we respond to are life and death situations where every second counts. Our crews rely on the help of other road users when they’re on a ‘blue light’ journey. The video provides advice on what to do if a blue light vehicle comes up behind you or is coming the other way. We would urge everyone to make sure that they know what to – your actions could save a life.”

Incident at golf course

Monday 2nd June 2014 – 5.00pm – John Hawker.

A man has suffered serious leg injuries following an incident at a golf course in Birmingham this lunch time.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Cocks Moors Woods Golf Course, Brandwood at around 11.40am to reports of a man that had been injured.

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Trusts Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The rapid response vehicle paramedic attended the scene and was escorted to the 12th tee of the golf course where the incident occurred.

 “The paramedic found a man who had been cutting down trees at the course as part of maintenance who had suffered a serious leg injury.  It is believed a large tree branch, which was around 2ft in diameter, had fallen on the man’s leg.

 “The man, believed to be in his late 20’s, received emergency treatment at the scene including pain relief.

 “Due to the patient being some way away from a road and inaccessible by a normal ambulance the Trust HART team attended and used a polaris 6×6 vehicle to transport the man back to the car park to the awaiting land ambulance.

 “The man was then transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further emergency treatment.”

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We have no further details on this incident.

Motorcyclist injured

Monday 2nd June 2014 – 12.45pm – John Hawker.

A motorcyclist has been injured following an RTC in Rugby this morning.

The crash occurred on Lawford Road at around 8.25am.  An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man with multiple injuries being cared for by an off duty paramedic and a GP who had been passing the scene.

 “Ambulance staff took over treatment of the man, believed to be in his 20’s, who suffered arm, leg, and pelvic injuries in the crash.

 “The man’s condition was stabilised and he was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

 “The hospital had been pre alerted to the man’s arrival and his injuries.”

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We have no further details on this incident.

Man Collaspes After Fun Run

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Sunday 1st June 2014  – 3pm – Steve Parry.

A man has been taken to hospital after completing the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Allendale Road, Warmley in Sutton Coldfield at 1.50pm.

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

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a runner who had completed the course and was apparently driving away from the event when he collapsed at the wheel of his car.

“The patient, believed to be in his fifties, was found to be in cardiac arrest and was initially treated by a police officer who went to his aid. Ambulance crews arrived to continue advanced life support in order to stabilise his condition before he was taken to Good Hope Hospital for further treatment.

“The Great Midlands Fun Run was enjoyed by almost 7,000 competitors today. Medics treated 25 people with just two requiring hospital treatment.”

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Hereford Rtc

Sunday 1st June 2014 – 8.30am – Steve Parry.

A man has died following a road traffic collision near Hereford this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Lugg Bridge Road at just before 5am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews attended a single vehicle incident on the A4103 this morning.

“An ambulance crew and paramedic officer treated the male driver of the car for serious injuries. He was conveyed to Hereford Hospital.

“It is understood the patient later died in hospital.”

 

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City Centre Rtc

Sunday 1st June 2014 – 8.30am – Steve Parry.

A pedestrian has died and another seriously injured after they were in collision with a car in Hagley Road, Birmingham yesterday evening. (Saturday)

The incident occurred just before 7.50pm. Three ambulances, together with three paramedic officers, a paramedic in a rapid response car, the MERIT team and a BASICS doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find two female pedestrians had been in collision with a car.

“Sadly, despite the best endeavours of medical staff, one female was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A second female involved was treated for serious multiple injuries. The patient was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. A doctor from the MERIT team travelled with the patient.

“The hospital was alerted to the serious condition of the casualty.

“The male car driver was treated for minor injuries and taken to City hospital.”

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Editors Note: No further information is available on the case.