Double stabbing in Coventry

Jordan Eggington – Thursday 25th February 2021 – 2.10pm.

A man has died and a woman has been taken to hospital on blue lights and sirens after a stabbing in Coventry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 11:12am to an address in Waveley Road in the city. We sent three ambulances, four paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance critical care car, with the first resource on scene within six minutes of the 999 call.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a man in a critical condition. Sadly, nothing could be done to save him, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The second patient, a woman, was treated for serious injuries. Her treatment continued in the ambulance on route to hospital.”

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Pedestrian seriously injured in RTC

Jamie Arrowsmith – Wednesday 24th February 2021 – 4.30pm.

A man has been treated for serious injuries and taken to hospital following a collision between a car and a pedestrian this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Parade in Ladywood at 3.02pm and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the West Midlands Care Team to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered the pedestrian, a man, who had suffered serious injuries in the collision.

“He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in a serious condition.

“The driver of the car did not wish to be assessed.”

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Two fatalities in Worcestershire RTC

Jordan Eggington – Tuesday 23rd February 2021 – 10.00am.

A man and woman have sadly died after a multi-vehicle collision in Worcestershire yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 4:40pm on Monday to reports of an RTC involving six vehicles at the junction of the A435 and Hill Lane in Wythall. Due to the nature of the incident, multiple resources were sent to the scene including the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, the West Midlands CARE Team, three land ambulances and several paramedic officers.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived at the scene to find a serious road traffic collision, with two occupants from one of the vehicles in a critical condition.

“The critical care teams from the air ambulances split up to deliver advanced trauma care to the man and woman. Unfortunately though, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save them and both patients were confirmed dead at the scene.

“One man from another vehicle was treated for serious injuries and was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on blue lights and sirens for further treatment.

“A fourth patient, also a man, was treated at the scene for minor injuries before being conveyed to the QE in Birmingham.

“The fifth and final patient was assessed by ambulance crews and discharged at the scene.”

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Fatal Staffordshire RTC

Jordan Eggington – Tuesday 23rd February 2021 – 9.15am

A man has sadly died following an RTC in Lichfield last night.  

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by police at 7:59pm to the junction of Flats Lane and the A5 at Weeford to the collision involving a car and van. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a critical care paramedic and doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived, they found an occupant of the car in a critical condition. Staff worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care to the patient, but sadly despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A second patient was treated for minor injuries and discharged at the scene.”  

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Fatal Birmingham fire

Jordan Eggington – Friday 19th February 2021 – 9.15am.

A man has sadly died following a fire at a property in Birmingham this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the fire service at 5:17am (Friday) to Church Hill Road in the Handsworth area of the city. One ambulance and two paramedic officers attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived at the scene this morning to find a man, who had been involved in a fire at a property.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became clear nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased on scene.”

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Two taken to hospital after car and van collide

Jamie Arrowsmith – Thursday 18th February 2021 – 10.05am.

Two men were taken to hospital after receiving treatment from ambulance staff at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a van and a car last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Ashbourne Road, Uttoxeter at 6.57pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Car to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a total of four patients.

“The van driver, a man, was trapped as a result of the collision and ambulance staff worked closely alongside colleagues from the fire service to cut him free. He received treatment for potentially serious injuries before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital on blue lights and sirens.

“The driver of the car, also a man, got himself out of his vehicle and was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to the same hospital. A teenage male and a boy who were travelling in the car were also assessed but did not require treatment.”

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Man dies in Droitwich Fire

Claire Brown – Monday 15th February 2021 – 1.15pm.

A man has sadly died following a fire at a property in Worcestershire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hanbury Road in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire at 8.07am this morning (Monday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two critical care cars responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a man, who had been involved in a fire at a property, being given CPR by bystanders and police.

“Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts but sadly nothing could be done to save him, and he was confirmed dead a short time later on scene.”

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Tower block fire in Coventry

Claire Brown – Friday 12th February 2021 – 9.55am.

A total of seven patients were assessed by ambulance staff following a flat fire in a tower block in the early hours of this morning in Coventry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from the fire service at 7.05am today (Friday) reporting a serious fire on the 14th floor of Nauls Mill House, Middleborough Road, Coventry. The Trust immediately despatched an ambulance, two paramedic officers, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics and a critical care car from the Air Ambulance Service with a doctor and paramedic on board to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find the fire service actively fighting the fire on the 14th floor. A total of seven patients, from upper floors of the tower block, made their way safely down to reception where the team of ambulance staff had set up a casualty clearing area to assess everyone. Six patients were unharmed, and one patient was found with minor injuries and received treatment on scene. All seven patients were discharged from care.”  

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Serious RTC in Warwick

Claire Brown – Friday 12th February 2021 – 9.15am.

One woman has been seriously injured and two other people required hospital treatment following a road traffic collision involving a taxi in Warwickshire yesterday evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A46 Warwick Bypass in Stanks Hill, Warwick, at 11.49pm last night (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a critical care car from the Air Ambulance Service with a doctor and paramedic on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a single vehicle RTC involving a taxi which had ended up in a ditch. One passenger, a woman, was in a critical condition. Crews worked closely with the fire service to extricate her from the vehicle whilst she received advanced trauma care. Once released from the vehicle the woman was conveyed on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care.

“A second passenger, a woman, and the driver, a man, were given treatment on scene for non-serious injuries before both being taken to the same hospital for further checks.”

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Two taken to major trauma centre after RTC

Murray MacGregor – Monday 8th February 2020 – 8.30am.

Two women have been taken to a major trauma centre after a single vehicle crash in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

The crash happened on the A41 outside Dovecote Bletchley Court close to the dual carriageway at around 4.10am.

Two ambulances, a paramedic office and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had rolled over but had ended up on its wheels.

“The front seat passenger was trapped so they immediately requested the fire service be responded.

“The woman was trapped for a little over half an hour while ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate her.

“The woman had suffered multiple injuries.  After treatment at the scene, she was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke Uiversty Hospital where medics were awaiting her arrival.

“The driver, also a woman, had suffered less serious injuries but due to the level of damage to the car, was also taken to the same major trauma centre as a precaution.”

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Man dies in Bilston fire

Claire Brown – Monday 1st February 2021 – 9.00am.

A man has sadly died, and a woman has been injured in a house fire in Wolverhampton in the early hours of today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from the fire service reporting a property fire in Dawson Avenue, Bilston at 3.17am (Monday). Two ambulances and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a woman out of the property being cared for by fire colleagues. Upon assessment the woman was found with potentially serious injuries and was given treatment on scene before being taken to New Cross Hospital.

“Fire colleagues found a second patient, a man, inside the property. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene by ambulance staff.”

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