Man fatally injured in RTC

Jamie Arrowsmith – Friday 28th April 2023 – 10am.

A man has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A52 in Stoke on Trent, between Cellarhead and Kingsley Moor, at 9.23pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two BASICS doctors to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had overturned and come to rest on its roof.

“One man from the car was already receiving medical attention from an off-duty police officer. However, sadly it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A second patient, also a man, was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”


Motorcyclist fatally injured

Jamie Arrowsmith – Wednesday 26th April 2023 – 2.55pm.

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a digger this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the A528 between Cockshutt and Ellesmere at 12.23pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews arrived on scene to discover the motorcyclist, a man, in a critical condition.

“Police colleagues were already performing CPR before ambulance staff began administering advanced life support.

“However, despite everyone’s best efforts, it sadly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”


We Will Never Forget What You Did For Us

Shaunna Farley – Monday 24th April 2023 – 08:00am.

The quick-thinking actions of an ambulance crew saved the life of an expecting mum, who lost more than two litres of blood when she suffered a placental abruption at home.

Dudley crew Alex Gilmore and Gracie Clarke attended a frantic 999-call from dad, Shal, as pregnant Pavandeep was losing a large amount of blood.

After making an against-the-odds full recovery, Pavi, her husband Shal, and their healthy ten-week old son, Shayen, were reunited with Alex and Gracie last week in Erdington.

Paramedic, Alex, said: “We knew how serious and potentially life-threatening this condition was for both Pavi and for baby Shay at the time.

“Valuable seconds lost at any point throughout the job, may have drastically affected the outcome for both patients.

“We did everything we could do and quickly got them to hospital, after which, we both couldn’t stop thinking about the family and wondering how they were.

“A short while later, staff at the hospital made us aware that baby Shay had been delivered safely and that Pavi was making a recovery, we were so thrilled that our work had helped this family.”

“The relief we both felt was unmatched and can never be beaten. I’ve never seen a happier man than Shal at that moment.”

For mum Pavi, the assistance of Alex and Gracie is something she will never forget. “I’d lost so much blood and I was terrified for Shay and for myself. I am so grateful for the support and care they gave to us,” she said.

“We feel blessed to have met such kind-hearted, dedicated and amazing people. If it wasn’t for them, we don’t know what our lives might be like now. They have such a special place in our hearts.”

Technician, Gracie added: “At the time of the incident I was training as a student paramedic and when I saw Pavi I instantly knew how serious her condition was and thought about my training and started to help as much as I could.

“To meet the family again and to see that we have been able to make such a difference to a family, especially so early on in my career, is something I will always be so proud of and is something I won’t forget.”

The work of the crew is something that Pavi and Shal had not forgotten, and they were eager to be reunited with the crew who had helped them.

Dad, Shal added: “When they arrived at our home I was so panicked and felt helpless to Pavi. They instantly took over and I knew my wife & baby were in safe hands.

“Being able to meet them again under much happier circumstances, and for them to meet Shay is such an amazing experience. We will never forget how much they did for us.”


Four air ambulances sent to serious RTC

Murray MacGregor – Friday 21st April 2023 – 10.12pm.

Three teenagers have been airlifted and one taken by road to hospital with life threatening injuries after a two car crash in Warwickshire.

The collision happened at about 4.05pm on Friday afternoon on the B4035 Campden Road, just to the west of the Fosse Way.

Resources from both West Midlands Ambulance and South Western Ambulance Services were sent to the scene.  In total four air ambulances (two from Midlands Air Ambulance, The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance), six ambulances (four from WMAS and two from SWAST), three paramedic officers (2 x WMAS and 1 x SWAST) and two senior paramedic officers from WMAS were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two cars with very significant damage.

“There were four teenagers in the first car – three men and a woman – who were all left with life threatening injuries.  All four received advanced trauma care from the enhanced care teams on the air ambulances. 

“A man and women were separately airlifted to the major trauma centre (MTC) at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. A second man was airlifted to the MTC at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW).  A fourth man was taken by road to UHCW with a doctor from one of the air ambulances travelling with the ambulance crew.

“There was a woman and two children (one boy and one girl) in the second car.  All three were taken to the John Radcliffe by ambulance with serious injuries.”

“An eight patient, a man, who was at the scene collapsed due to a medical condition.  He was assessed and treated at the scene before being discharged.”


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A ridiculous thing to do.

Elena Lewis – Friday 21st April – 11:30am

A man from Telford who suffered an out of hospital cardiac arrest in 2019 is running a 50-mile ultra-marathon tomorrow (Saturday) to raise money for his local Community First Responder Scheme.

Peter Corr, who suffered a cardiac arrest on his daily run in 2019, was saved by two passers-by who started lifesaving CPR on him before an ambulance crew arrived.

After learning how important immediate CPR is for a patient’s survival, Peter decided to give the gift of life to others by becoming a Community First Responder (CFRs). CFRs are members of the public who play a vital role within the ambulance service, providing potentially lifesaving medical aid, before an ambulance can reach a patient. 

Previously running marathons before his cardiac arrest and completing a 5km run last year, Peter, along with his running partner Dave Isaac, is taking on his biggest challenge yet, running 50-miles along the T50 footpath in Telford, something he has previously described as: “a ridiculous thing to do”.

Peter stressed the importance of everyone learning CPR: “Roughly one in ten people who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital will survive as a result of quick and early medical intervention.

“I really would encourage everyone to learn CPR as well as how to use a defibrillator and to then ‘have a go’ if the situation ever arises.

“Everyone of us, adults and children, have the potential to be a life saver and I am absolute proof of this.

“The passers-by who decided to ‘have a go’ when I was having a cardiac arrest had a life changing impact on me and my family.” 

Nick Freeman, Telford’s CFR co-ordinator said: “I’ve seen with my own eyes the impact having CFRs in a community can make, because getting to patients early can be the difference between life and death.

“There are many opportunities over the coming months to learn how to properly administer CPR and learn to use a defibrillator through Telford CFRs CPR and defibrillation sessions. There’s a CPR session in Ironbridge’s ‘Silver Over the Bridge’ event on Sunday 30th April, and we will be at Lawley Coronation Carnival on Sunday 7th of May.”

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Fatal crash involving motorcycle

Murray MacGregor – Thursday 20th April 2023 – 1.55pm.

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car this morning.

The collision happened on Lilley Green Road, Alvechurch at around 8.15am. 

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer 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 police officers and firefighters providing basic life support to the rider.  Crews immediately took over and provided advanced life support and used their enhanced care skills, but sadly it wasn’t possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the car was unhurt.”


23 Assessed After Fire in Stoke

Amy Stubbs – Thursday 20th April 2023 – 12.45pm.

A total of 23 people have been assessed and 12 taken to hospital after an electrical fire near a number of homes in Stoke on Trent early this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an incident on Upper Belgrave Road in Normacot at 1.50am. Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Upon arrival, crews found a number of houses had been affected by a fire in an electrical box near the homes.

“Nine adults and three children were assessed at the scene for smoke inhalation before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.

“A further four adults and seven children were assessed by crews but did not require further treatment.  They were given self-care advice and were discharged at the scene.”


Mum and Baby Reunited with Lifesaving Ambulance Crew

Shaunna Farley – Wednesday 12th April 2023 – 8:00am.

When a mother gave birth in the car and her baby wasn’t breathing, the swift actions of a passing ambulance crew, saved mum and baby’s life.

The expecting mother, Ameii-Lee Lockley, was being driven to hospital by her husband, Robert Lockley, when she went into labour. The couple from Coseley quickly realised that they wouldn’t make it to hospital and baby Chelsea made an early arrival in the car.

Dudley Paramedics Anna Lisowska and Marius Faraji were luckily passing-by when dad, Robert, flagged them down at the roadside to help.

On Thursday (6th April), the ambulance crew were reunited with Ameii-Lee and Robert, along with a happy and healthy one-month old Chelsea. Proud sisters Bethany and Amber were also present on the day.

Anna said: “A baby not breathing is something that every paramedic dreads. Despite my own emotions, I went into autopilot and used my training to the very best of my ability to help Chelsea.

“To be able to see and hold Chelsea in such incredible circumstances on Thursday is a feeling I simply cannot describe. This little girl will always have a special place in my heart.”

Marius added: “While Anna assisted Chelsea, I focussed on Ameii-Lee as well as being terrified for her baby, she was haemorrhaging, so also needed urgent medical attention.

“We don’t ordinarily know any further details about patients once they are handed over at hospital, so to be reunited with them and to see that our work that night was able to help this family felt amazing.”

Understandably, the feeling of relief to see ambulance staff arrive at such a traumatic time is something Ameii-Lee remembers well.

“Everything was such a blur and I can remember being so scared for Chelsea and for myself, but I felt so relieved when Marius and Anna arrived and told me they would do all they could to keep us safe,” she said.

“Once home and recovered, I knew I had to do everything I could to track them down and thank them for saving mine and Chelsea’s life.

“To be able to thank them personally on Thursday was amazing and made me overwhelmed with emotion. We really cannot thank them enough.”


Fatal RTC on motorway

Jamie Arrowsmith – Tuesday 11th April 2023 – 12.10pm.

A woman has died following a road traffic collision on the M40 this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a multi-vehicle RTC on the northbound side of the motorway, between junctions 11 and 12, at 7.37am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene. An ambulance crew from South Central Ambulance Service also attended, together with an off-duty paramedic and off-duty nurse.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Upon arrival, crews discovered two patients.

“One of them, a woman, was found to be in a critical condition and was already receiving medical attention from police officers.

“Ambulance staff quickly began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A second patient was treated for potentially serious injuries before being taken to John Radcliffe Hospital.”


Fatal Fire in Bloxwich

Shaunna Farley – Monday 3rd April 2023 – 11.55am.

Two people have sadly died after a fire at a house in Bloxwich in the early hours of today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the fire service to private address on Croxdene Avenue, Walsall at 2.28am. One ambulance, two paramedic officers and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival, crews discovered two patients, a man and a woman.

The man was assessed and was in a critical condition. He received advanced life support from ambulance staff at the scene.“Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”The woman was in a critical condition. Sadly, it became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased at the scene.ENDS.