Women escape serious injury in collision on M6

Thursday 4th February 2016 – 3pm – Chris Kowalik.

Following this collision (pictured), one of the two women in this car was uninjured, the other had just minor neck pain.

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It happened on the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 3a and 4.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called just before 12.30pm today and sent an ambulance crew and a senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “There were two women, both in their thirties, in the car.  They were both considered very fortunate not to have been seriously injured. After being checked-over, they were both discharged by the ambulance service at the scene.”

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Fatal road traffic collision on M6

Thursday 4th February 2016 – 8.15am – Chris Kowalik.

A man has died in a collision involving the car he was in and a lorry on the M6.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly before 1.55am today to the northbound carriageway between junctions 5 and 6.

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) attended.

The car driver was confirmed dead at the scene. The lorry driver was shaken but uninjured.

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Pedestrians incredibly lucky to escape serious injury in RTC

 Wednesday 3rd February 2016 – 6pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Two pedestrians have been praised by medics for their efforts in trying to assist a car driver who appeared to be suffering from a medical incident whilst behind the wheel, even though one of them ended up trapped underneath the vehicle.

The duo were extremely fortunate to avoid suffering serious injuries in the incident on Dormer Place in Leamington, shortly before 4pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a rapid response paramedic, a paremdic area support officer, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews were told the car had initially come to a stop before continuing along the road and colliding with a road traffic sign and traffic lights.

“A woman in her 30s suffered a hand injury whilst trying to assist the driver who appeared to be suffering a medical emergency.

“A man, believed to be in his 20s, then became trapped underneath the vehicle as he reportedly attempted to stop it.

“He was freed by the fire service and incredibly appears to have escaped uninjured. He has, however, been immobilised by medics as a precaution and assessed by the doctor from the air ambulance before being transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.

“The woman was able to make her own way to hospital.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, did not suffer any injuries as a result of the road traffic collision, but was treated for a suspected medical condition and taken to Warwick Hospital by land ambulance.

“Whilst the efforts of the bystanders to assist the car driver are to be praised, we would always urge people to be mindful of their own safety.”

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Van suffers significant damage in collision with tree

 Wednesday 3rd February 2016 – 2.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

 

A man and a teenager have both been taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres following a collision involving a van, a car and a tree this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Birmingham Road in Hagley, near to the Beefeater Restaurant, shortly before 8am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews were told the van collided with the tree after an initial collision with a car.

“The van suffered significant damage in the incident, particularly to the front driver’s side of the vehicle.

“The driver of the van, a man believed to be in his 30s, managed to free himself from the vehicle before lying down across the back seats.

“He was treated by ambulance staff for a head injury and a reduced level of consciousness before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance. The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route.

“The passenger, a teenage male, also freed himself and was treated for minor injuries before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.

“The driver of the car, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

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Notes to Editors:

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Overturned car in Gnosall

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – 10pm – Chris Kowalik.

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after the car she was in overturned in Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Gnosall Road, Gnosall shortly after 5pm today…
Two ambulance crews attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman passenger and male driver were both out of the car when the first ambulance crew arrived. The woman who is in her late teens with neck, spinal and shoulder injuries was sitting in the brand new car of a passerby.

“Without needing to resort to cutting off the new car’s roof, ambulance crews managed to immobilise and safely get her out. She was also given oxygen and pain relief. She was then taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver, a man in his twenties, had some bruises and was taken to County Hospital in Stafford as a precaution.”

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Pedestrian injured in collision with car

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – 10pm – Chris Kowalik.

A woman has been injured in a road traffic collision involving a car in Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Rolleston Road and Harehedge Lane, Burton at 5.45pm today.

Two ambulance crews attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman who is believed to be in her seventies, had a head injury and a number of grazes.

“She was immobilised and given oxygen at the scene. She was taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital, joined en-route by a BASICS emergency doctor.”

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Pedestrian suffers fatal injuries in collision with coach

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – 4.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has died despite the best efforts of medics following a road traffic collision this afternoon involving a coach and a pedestrian.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A500 in Stoke on Trent, shortly before 12.25pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and two BASICS doctors to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover a pedestrian in cardiac arrest following the collision.

“Advanced life support, including CPR, was carried out on the man and continued on the way to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Unfortunately, shortly after arrival at the hospital it became evident nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased.

“No-one else was injured in the incident.”

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Pedestrian injured in collision with bus

 

Monday 1st February 2016 – 8.55pm – Chris Kowalik.

 

Emergency Doctors were among the resources sent by West Midlands Ambulance Service to Deritend in Birmingham where a man had collided with a bus.

The ambulance service was called shortly after 5.35pm today to High Street.

An ambulance crew and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended along with a British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) Emergency Doctor and the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The pedestrian, a man in his twenties had collided with the single-decker bus. He had head and chest injuries.

“He was sedated at the scene and placed onto a scoop stretcher before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham accompanied by one of the doctors.”

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