Fatality on M40 lastnight

Claire Brown. Tuesday 22nd September 2020 – 3.30pm

The Trust can confirm that one man died and five other people were injured following two separate RTCs on the same stretch of the M40 in Warwickshire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was initially called to the northbound carriageway of the M40 between junctions 12 and 13, Leamington Spa, at 11.05pm (Monday) to reports of a collision involving multiple vehicles. Two paramedic officers, four ambulances and a critical care paramedic from the Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found the driver of one HGV, a man, with serious injuries. Ambulance staff worked closely with fire service colleagues to carefully extricate him from the vehicle whilst he continued to receive trauma care from the team of ambulance staff. Once released, the man was taken by ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care.

“The driver of a second HGV and the driver of a car were out of their vehicles and had suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to Warwick Hospital. The driver of a third HGV was discharged on scene.”

At 0.25am (Tuesday), the service received a second 999 call reporting a separate RTC on the same stretch of the northbound carriageway of the M40, this time just before Warwick Services. An ambulance, paramedic officer and a vehicle from South Central Ambulance Service were responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sadly, it quickly became apparent to ambulance staff that nothing could be done to save the driver of one HGV, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene. The driver of a second HGV, a man, was described as ‘walking wounded’ and received treatment on scene before being taken to Warwick Hospital. A car driver involved in the collision, who had suffered minor injuries, was assessed by SCAS colleagues before being discharged on scene.”

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Newcastle

Claire Brown – Tuesday 22nd September 2020 – 11.40am.

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after a collision in Staffordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 9.24am (Tuesday) reporting a motorcycle RTC on the southbound carriageway on the A500 near to the A5271 junction, Newcastle. An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find the motorcyclist, a man, with serious and potentially life changing injuries. The team worked together to administer trauma care to the man at the scene before he was transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency care. The doctor and critical care paramedic travelled in the ambulance to help with care en route to hospital.”

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Two separate RTCs on M40

Claire Brown. Tuesday 22nd September 2020 – 10.45am

West Midlands Ambulance Service responded to two separate RTCs on the same stretch of the M40 in Warwickshire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was initially called to the northbound carriageway of the M40 between junctions 12 and 13, Leamington Spa, at 11.05pm (Monday) to reports of a collision involving multiple vehicles. Two paramedic officers, four ambulances and a critical care paramedic from the Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found the driver of one HGV, a man, with serious injuries. Ambulance staff worked closely with fire service colleagues to carefully extricate him from the vehicle whilst he continued to receive trauma care from the team of ambulance staff. Once released, the man was taken by ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care.

“The driver of a second HGV and the driver of a car were out of their vehicles and had suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to Warwick Hospital. The driver of a third HGV was discharged on scene.”

At 0.25am (Tuesday), the service received a second 999 call reporting a separate RTC on the same stretch of the northbound carriageway of the M40, this time just before Warwick Services. An ambulance, paramedic officer and a vehicle from South Central Ambulance Service were responded to the scene.

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Fatal house fire

Claire Brown. Tuesday 22nd September 2020 – 10.10am

A man has sadly died in a house fire in Sutton Coldfield last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police to Jockey Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield at 10.28pm (Monday). An ambulance, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Fire service colleagues rescued one patient, a man, from the property who was in a critical condition. Ambulance staff worked as a team to administer advanced life support to the man but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased a short time later.”

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Pedestrian seriously injured in Rowley Regis

Claire Brown – Tuesday 8th September 2020 – 9.45am.

A woman has been blue-lighted to hospital in a serious condition following a road traffic collision this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls at around 6.42am this morning reporting a collision between a motorcyclist and a pedestrian on Oldbury Road, Rowley Regis. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived, they quickly prioritised treatment to the pedestrian, a woman, who was on the floor and had sustained serious injuries. She received trauma care at the scene before being taken by ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the MERIT doctor and critical care paramedic travelled in the ambulance with the woman to help continue treatment en route.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was assessed and found to have suffered relatively minor injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Sandwell Hospital for further checks.”

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Fatal RTC in Pershore

Claire Brown – Monday 7th September 2020 – 10.20am.

A two vehicle RTC in Pershore left one person dead and three others requiring hospital treatment last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 9.55pm on Sunday to the A44 Worcester Road in Pinvin, Pershore to reports of a collision involving a van and a HGV.  Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sadly, a passenger in the van was confirmed deceased on scene. The driver of the van, a man, suffered injuries which required treatment on scene before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. A second passenger, a woman, had no apparent injuries but was also taken to the same hospital as a precaution.

“The driver of the HGV, a man, was assessed by ambulance staff and taken to hospital for further checks.”

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Car overturns in Wolverhampton

Claire Brown – Thursday 3rd September 2020 – 2.45pm.

A man has been taken to hospital after being involved in an RTC in Wolverhampton.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Codsall Road and Windermere Road at 10.35am after reports that a car had overturned. An ambulance, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived, they found a man, the driver, who was out of the car and being cared for by bystanders and a nurse. The man had sustained multiple injuries and received trauma care by ambulance staff before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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Pedestrian seriously injured in Wolverhampton

Claire Brown – Friday 28th August 2020 – 12.30pm.

A woman received advanced trauma care by ambulance staff after a collision involving a car in Wolverhampton this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Birches Barn Road in Wolverhampton at 8.32am (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic officer, a critical care paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene. The air ambulance landed in nearby Bantock Park; the aircrew were collected and dropped off at the scene by the police.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The pedestrian, a woman, was being given care by police and bystanders when ambulance crews arrived. She had sustained very serious and potentially life changing injuries. The team of ambulance staff worked together to administer trauma care to her at the scene. Once stable, the woman was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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Three injured in Claverley RTC

Claire Brown – Wednesday 19th August 2020 – 9.20am.

A collision involving two cars near the Shropshire border last night has left three people needing hospital treatment.

The incident happened on the B4176 near Claverley shortly before 10.30pm last night (Tuesday). Three ambulances, a MERIT trauma doctor and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find three patients, two drivers and a passenger, requiring help from the ambulance service.

“One driver, a man, was out of the vehicle but had sustained serious injuries that needed trauma care by the MERIT team and ambulance crews. Once stabilised he was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.  

“The second driver, a man, was also out of his vehicle and was found with a number of injuries not believed to be serious. He was given treatment on scene before being conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital for checks. The passenger in the same car, a woman, was helped out of the vehicle by ambulance staff and fire colleagues. She had suffered serious injuries and was given trauma care on scene before also being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for onward care.”

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Motorcyclist airlifted to major trauma centre

Claire Brown – Friday 7th August 2020 – 4.00pm.

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after coming off his bike in Shrewsbury this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls at around 12.46pm reporting a road traffic collision on the A5 in Shrewsbury. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, which landed on the carriageway, were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “An off-duty technician from another service was on scene rendering aid to a motorcyclist, a man, who crews were told had come off his bike.

“Crews commenced assessment and found the man had sustained potentially serious injuries and was given trauma care on scene. Due to the man’s condition he was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency care.”

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Motorcyclist dies in Newcastle

Claire Brown – Friday 7th August 2020 – 2.30pm.

A road traffic collision in Staffordshire this morning sadly resulted in a fatality.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 10.18am (Friday) to reports of a collision involving a car and a motorcyclist on Parkhouse Road at the junction of Rosevale Road, Newcastle. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were responded to the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a motorcyclist, a man, in a critical condition. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later on scene.”

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Boy seriously injured in Walsall RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 7th August 2020 – 9.40am.

Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision in Walsall last night where a boy suffered serious injuries.

The incident happened on Darlaston Road in Walsall at around 6.30pm last night. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a critical care car, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford responded to the scene after reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Bystanders were providing care to the pedestrian, a boy, when ambulance staff arrived. The boy was assessed and found to have suffered serious injuries. He was given trauma care at the scene before being taken by land ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.”

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Fatal RTC in Whitchurch

Claire Brown – Friday 31st July 2020 – 9.30am.

Despite the best efforts of bystanders and ambulance staff, a cyclist has sadly died in a road traffic collision in Shropshire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and a cyclist on the B5476, near Post Office Lane, in Coton, Whitchurch at 11.28pm (Thursday). An ambulance and paramedic officer were responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived, they found a cyclist in a critical condition with bystanders performing excellent CPR on the man. Ambulance staff continued resuscitation efforts on scene but sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased.

“A second cyclist, a woman, was also assessed after suffering minor injuries in the incident but didn’t require hospital treatment.”

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Cyclist dies in Birmingham

Claire Brown – Friday 31st July 2020 – 8.50am.

A man has sadly died following a road traffic collision in Birmingham late last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting a collision involving a cyclist and a car at the junction of Washwood Heath Road and Phillimore Road in Saltley at 11.09pm (Thursday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor was sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The cyclist, a man, was in a critical condition upon arrival of ambulance staff who immediately took over resuscitation efforts and commenced advanced life support on scene.

“Sadly, despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”

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Boy seriously injured in Birmingham RTC

Claire Brown – Thursday 30th July 2020 – 9.30am.

A road traffic collision in Birmingham last night saw ambulance staff administer advanced trauma care to a boy.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Laxton Grove, Yardley at 6.56pm last night (Wednesday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor were responded to the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a boy who was seriously injured following a collision with a car. Staff worked quickly with help from bystanders at the scene to lift the car up to release the boy, who was trapped underneath, before carrying him to the awaiting ambulance.

“Once freed, the ambulance team administered trauma care but due to the boys’ critical condition, they quickly left the scene on blue lights to hospital and arranged for MERIT to intercept them en route. The trauma doctor met the ambulance crew on the Small Heath Highway. 

“The doctor administered advanced trauma care to the boy before the blue light journey continued to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the doctor on board. The boy’s condition was described as critical on arrival at hospital.”

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Three injured in Kidderminster RTC

Claire Brown – Tuesday 28th July 2020 – 5.00pm.

Three people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Kidderminster this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A449 in Cookley, Kidderminster at 12.41pm (Tuesday). Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews found two cars which had been involved in a collision. One occupant, a man, was out of his vehicle and was described as ‘walking wounded’. He was given treatment on scene before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital for further checks.

“Two other occupants, a man and woman, were assessed by ambulance staff who needed assistance from the fire service to extricate them safely from the vehicle.  The man suffered serious injuries and was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care. The woman received treatment on scene for injuries before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”

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Man given lifesaving care in Lichfield

Claire Brown – Thursday 23rd July 2020 – 12.15pm.

A car driver received advanced life support by ambulance staff this morning in Lichfield after the car he was driving collided with a lamppost.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Eastern Avenue in Lichfield at 8.30am today (Thursday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A passing ambulance came across the incident three minutes after the 999 call was made to find the driver of a car, a man, in a critical condition. The crew commenced resuscitation on scene and, once joined by ambulance colleagues, they worked as a team to administer advanced life support and managed to restart the man’s heart. The man was taken, in a serious condition, by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Derby Hospital for further specialist care.”


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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Erdington

Claire Brown – Thursday 23rd July 2020 – 10.30am.

A man riding a motorcycle suffered serious injuries after being involved in a collision with a car last night in Erdington.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls at around 10pm to reports of an RTC involving a motorcyclist and a car near McDonalds on the Chester Road, Erdington. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The motorcyclist, a man, was in a serious condition upon the arrival of ambulance staff and was being cared for by members of the public who had stopped to assist.  The man was quickly assessed and found to have sustained serious injuries. His condition was stabilised on scene before he was conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the doctor travelled to continue treatment on route.

“The car driver was assessed on scene but didn’t require hospital treatment.”

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Pedestrian injured in Great Barr

Claire Brown – Thursday 23rd July 2020 – 10.00am.

A collision involving a car and pedestrian left a woman with serious injuries last night in Birmingham.

The incident happened at around 5.00pm in Doe Bank Lane, Great Barr last night (Wednesday). An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “An off-duty nurse was on scene administering first aid to the pedestrian, a woman, who had been involved in a collision with a car. The woman suffered serious injuries and, once treated and stabilised on scene by ambulance staff, she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma treatment.”

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Two seriously injured in Nuneaton motorcycle RTC

Claire Brown – Thursday 23rd July 2020 – 9.30am.

A man and a woman needed trauma care by ambulance staff yesterday after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a car.

Warwickshire Police called the service at 4.45pm yesterday reporting the collision near Bridge Street in Coton, Nuneaton. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene. A third ambulance came across the collision and stopped to assist.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find police providing first aid to a man and a woman, the rider and pillion from a motorcycle, who had been involved in a collision with a car. Both sustained serious injuries which required trauma care on scene before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.”

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Cyclist injured in Dudley

Claire Brown – 22nd July 2020 – 4.20pm.

The Midlands Air Ambulance along with ambulance crews were called to help an injured cyclist this afternoon in Dudley.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Newland Grove in Dudley at 2.00pm to reports of a cyclist who had reportedly fallen off her bicycle. An ambulance, a paramedic officer, a critical care car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a cyclist, a woman, being cared for by an off-duty nurse and family members. The woman had sustained a potentially serious injury. She was given treatment on scene and crews worked to stabilise her condition before she was conveyed by land ambulance to nearby Russells Hall Hospital for further care.”

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Man seriously injured in Herefordshire RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 17th July 2020 – 10.00am.

A man was given advanced trauma care by the ambulance service in the early hours of today in Herefordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call which reported a car had left the road, overturned, and ended up in a field near High Street in Leintwardine, shortly after midnight (Friday). An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival ambulance staff found a car with significant damage and the driver, a man, in a serious condition. The crew immediately requested a MERIT trauma doctor to assist on scene due to the patient’s condition.

“The crew and paramedic officer worked quickly with the fire service to extricate the man from the vehicle. Once out, they administered trauma care on scene but due to the man’s serious condition, they quickly left the scene on blue lights to hospital and arranged for MERIT to intercept them en route. The trauma doctor, who had just cleared from another serious case out of the Shropshire area, met the ambulance crew on the A49.  

“The doctor administered advanced trauma care to the man and, once in a stable condition, the blue light journey continued to Royal Stoke University Hospital with the doctor on board.”

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Pedestrian dies in West Bromwich RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 17th July 2020 – 8.40am.

Despite the best efforts of bystanders and ambulance staff, a pedestrian was sadly confirmed dead at the scene of a collision last night in West Bromwich.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian at the junction of the A4041 Newton Road and Wigmore Lane, West Bromwich, at 9.23pm yesterday (Thursday) Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma team were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival ambulance staff found off duty nurses performing CPR on a pedestrian, a man, who had reportedly been involved in a collision with a car. Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts, administering advanced life support, but sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”

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Man dies in M5 collision in Worcester

Claire Brown – Monday 6th July 2020 – 1.15pm.

A man has sadly died in a single vehicle road traffic collision on the motorway in Worcester this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from South Western Ambulance Service reporting a road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway of the M5, near Junction 8 in Stresham, at 8.41am (Monday). An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the critical care car with a doctor on board, from the nearby Midlands Air Ambulance base at Strensham, attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found a van which had reportedly collided with the central reservation before leaving the carriageway and colliding with a tree. The driver, a man, was in a critical condition. Police, who were first on scene, had already commenced CPR prior to the arrival of the ambulance service.

“WMAS crews worked closely with colleagues from South Western Ambulance Service to administered advanced life support. Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene a short time later.”

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Air ambulance called to cyclist in Church Stretton

Claire Brown – Thursday 11th June 2020 – 12.45pm.

A girl required trauma care from ambulance staff this morning after coming of her bicycle in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Sandford Avenue in Church Stretton, Shropshire at 8.30am today (Thursday). Two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a cyclist, a girl, who had reportedly fallen off her bike and had sustained potential serious injuries. She was given a full assessment on scene and her condition treated. Once stabilised she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma care.”

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Woman airlifted from Sutton Park

Claire Brown – Tuesday 9th June 2020 – 9.50am.

A woman needed trauma care by ambulance staff yesterday following an incident in Sutton Park.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the middle of Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, with the nearest road access being Boldmere Gate, at 4.31pm (Monday). An ambulance was sent to the scene along with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill air base.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a woman who had sustained serious injuries. They were told the woman had been knocked off her feet by a remote-controlled car which caused her to land awkwardly. Ambulance staff worked to administer trauma care and stabilise the woman’s injuries on scene before she was airlifted to hospital for further emergency care.”


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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Rugby RTC

Claire Brown – Tuesday 9th June 2020 – 8.45am.

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured following a road traffic collision in Rugby this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Murray Road in Rugby at 5.20am (Tuesday). An ambulance, a paramedic officer and a critical care car were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcyclist, a man, who had suffered serious injuries. He was given trauma care on scene before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire; the critical care doctor travelled in the ambulance to hospital.

“The car driver was assessed but uninjured.”  

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Motorcycle and car collide in Oldbury

Claire Brown – 26th May 2020 – 5.30pm.

A woman and a man have been taken to hospital following a collision involving a car and a motorcycle in Oldbury this lunchtime.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls reporting a collision on Hagley Road West at 1.50pm earlier today (Tuesday). Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a motorcyclist being cared for by an off-duty nurse and passers-by following a collision with a car.  The motorcyclist, a woman, suffered potentially serious injuries and was given trauma care by the team of ambulance staff on scene before being taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; her condition was described as stable on arrival at hospital.

“The car driver, a man, was assessed by paramedics before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.”

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Man dies in Coventry RTC

Claire Brown – 1st May 2020 – 1.00pm.

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Coventry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police to a two-car collision on Broad Lane in Coventry at 8.12am (Friday). Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and a critical care car from the Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find police administering CPR to a man involved in the collision. Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts and commenced advanced life support. Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.

“Three other occupants from the vehicles involved were assessed on scene, two of which were conveyed to hospital for further treatment with injuries not believed to be serious.”

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Motorcyclist fatally injured in RTC

Jamie Arrowsmith – Tuesday 28th April 2020 – 9.30am.

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Worcestershire yesterday afternoon (Monday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to York Avenue in Droitwich Spa at 4pm after a police officer came across a man lying on the ground next to a motorbike. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered one patient, a man, who was the motorcyclist. They were told by witnesses that the motorcyclist had collided with a tree in the incident.

“The man was found in a serious condition and ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support.

“However, sadly it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

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Two women die in Moseley

Claire Brown – Monday 16th March 2020 – 4.25pm.

Two women have sadly died after being stabbed in Birmingham earlier today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that it was called by the police to reports of a stabbing an address in Belle Walk, Moseley, at 11.05am this morning (Monday).

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a critical care car with an advanced paramedic on board and the West Midlands CARE Team medics were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews found one woman who was sadly confirmed deceased on scene. A second woman sustained serious injuries and was in a critical condition. She was given advanced life support before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to hospital. Sadly, despite the best efforts, nothing could be done to save her, and she was confirmed dead at hospital a short time later.”

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Oldbury

Claire Brown – Monday 16th March 2020 – 10.15am.

A motorcyclist is in a critical condition following a road traffic collision in Oldbury in the Black Country this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and a motorcyclist on Regent Road in Tividale, Oldbury at 7.42am (Monday). An ambulance, paramedic officer, critical care car with an advanced paramedic on board and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a BASICS doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a man, the motorcyclist, in a critical condition. They worked as a team to administer advanced trauma care on scene before the man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.”

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Pedestrian dies in Burton-upon-Trent

Claire Brown – 12th March 2020 – 10.00am.

A pedestrian has died following a collision involving a car in Staffordshire earlier this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by East Midlands Ambulance Service after one of their crews came across the collision near Beech Hotel on Derby Road in Stretton at 0.31am today (Thursday). An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sadly nothing could be done to save the pedestrian, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene.”

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WMAS Scoops Award for it’s Support to the Armed Forces

Claire Brown – Wednesday 11th March 2020 – 3.45pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has scooped an award for the work it does to encourage members of the Armed Forces to come and work within the NHS.

The Step into Health Awards 2020 took place on Tuesday 10th March in Central London and celebrated the work of employers that are pledged to support Step into Health.  The programme recognises that veterans and people leaving the Armed Forces have transferable skills and the commitment that matches many roles within the ambulance service and wider NHS.

The awards also recognise the successes of former armed services personnel who have been through the programme and are now employed in the NHS.  As an ambulance service, the Trust actively supports reservists so that they can continue their military role while also working within the NHS.

The Trust’s Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Kim Nurse, scooped the ‘NHS Advocate for Step into Health’ award jointly with another shortlisted candidate. The award recognised her determination to drive forward engagement at a local level, her influence to change behaviour within WMAS and for her dedicated support to members of the Armed forces community.

Kim, who attended the event with HR Manager Maria Watson and Military Champions Carl Pockett, Tim Atherton and Kelly Carr, had the privilege of being hosted by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge for a private reception at Kensington Palace ahead of the award ceremony.

Talking about her award, Kim said: “Staff who have previously worked in the armed forces are often ideally suited to roles within the ambulance service.  Many say that the ambulance service has the same feel and camaraderie that they so enjoyed while serving their country.  They see that they can continue to make a tremendous impact within the communities that we serve.

“It was an honour and a privilege to represent WMAS and showcase nationally all the excellent work and commitment given by our staff at this Step into Health Awards.  The Duke of Cambridge was interested to hear about the range of support we provide to encourage new military joiners and how our staff, who are undertaking reservist roles are provided with assistance.

“It is clear there is a real synergy of public duty values between those in the NHS and MOD and I am proud to have played a part in promoting our organisations career opportunities to such as wide audience.”

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Notes to Editors

(pictured left to right: Carl Pockett, Maria Watson, Kim Nurse, Tim Atherton, Kelly Carr.”

 

Woman and man swept into flood water – Tenbury, Worcestershire

Claire Brown – 17th February 2020 – 11.25am.

West Midlands Ambulance Service joined emergency services colleagues in Worcestershire yesterday after reports of two people who were swept into flood water.

We were called by the police to reports of two people in the river near Eastham Bridge, Tenbury Wells at 11.36 yesterday (Sunday). The Trust deployed an ambulance, a paramedic officers, Hazardous Area Response Team paramedics specially trained for water rescue, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and a critical care car to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One man was safely rescued from the water and received emergency treatment by ambulance staff on scene before being airlifted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further care. He is said to be in a stable condition today.

“A joint search and rescue operation, coordinated by fire service colleagues, was carried out throughout yesterday to locate a woman. However the difficult decision was taken to call off efforts due to safety reasons later in the day. Ambulance resources were stood down from the scene at 4.00pm.

“The search for the woman has continued this morning by fire and police colleagues.”

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Photo: Credit West Midlands Ambulance Service

Telford First Responders set to hold lifesaving training on the Wrekin

Shaunna Farley – Monday 11th February 2020 – 11:00am

Volunteer Community First Responders will be holding life-saving training to members of the public in possibly one of the most remote defibrillator sites in the region this month.

Telford Community First Responders (CFRS) will be training members of the public in CPR and how to use a defibrillator on the Wrekin in Telford at the end of February. The café, which has recently installed a community public access defibrillator (CPAD) thanks to help from the CFR scheme and a lottery grant in 2018, is a popular place for walkers and cyclists and an ideal location for a life-saving device.

The CPAD, a device used to help restart the heart of someone in cardiac arrest, can be used by anyone in an emergency, with a code provided when you call 999.

Telford Community First Responders have been able to place 9 defibrillators around the Telford area after receiving lottery funding in 2018.  This training session on The Wrekin is the next logical step for the volunteer life-savers who want to ensure as many people as possible know what to do if someone suffers a cardiac arrest .

Nick Freeman, Telford Community First Responder and keen hillwalker, said: “We will be doing the main training in the recently refurbished pavilion, hosted by the people who run the café, and I also intend to walk up the summit and do some life-saving training with members of the public who are up there at the time too, weather permitting!. We will also be taking our new 4×4 response vehicle, which we use to respond to 999 calls to assist West Midlands Ambulance Service, up to the café so that people can see how we provide life-saving help in the local community.

“We’ve decided to run training here as it is quite a remote site which is frequently used by walkers, runners and cyclists on the Wrekin so the more people who know how to use a defibrillator can only be a good thing!”

The training will be taking place at The Halfway House Café between 11am and 3pm on the 22nd and 23rd February.  

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Picture of Nick Freeman (left) and Jenny Joy, café owner (right)
To find out more about The Halfway House Café visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1899871233636415/ or email Nick Freeman via nick@telfordcfrs.org

Cyclist dies in Nuneaton

Claire Brown – Tuesday 4th February 2020 – 10.00am.

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Nuneaton earlier this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a van and a cyclist near to a golf club on Ridge Lane, Nuneaton at 5.57am this morning (Tuesday). Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived on scene to find a cyclist, a man, in a critical condition. Sadly, despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.”

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Serious RTC outside Royal Stoke University Hospital

Claire Brown – Tuesday 21st January 2020 – 10.30am.

A man is in a serious condition following a road traffic collision near Royal Stoke University Hospital this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry just outside the hospital on the A34 Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent, at 9.11am (Tuesday). Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a pedestrian, a man, who had sustained serious injuries following a collision with a lorry.

“The man was given trauma care on scene before being transferred by ambulance on blue lights to the nearby hospital for further emergency care.”

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Cyclist seriously injured in Coventry

Claire Brown – 20th January 2020 – 11.30am.

A cyclist has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Coventry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and a cyclist on Tamworth Road, Coventry at 6.28am today (Monday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a Critical Care Car from the Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived on scene to find a cyclist, a man, in a critical condition. The team worked to administer advanced trauma care before he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care. The man’s condition was described as critical upon arrival at hospital.”

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Pedestrian dies in Walsall

Claire Brown – Wednesday 15th January 2020 – 9.00am.

A pedestrian has died following a road traffic collision involving a car in Walsall last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Wallows Lane, Bescott, Walsall at 6.48pm yesterday (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a pedestrian, a man, who was in a critical condition following a collision with a car. The team administered advanced life support on scene before the man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to hospital for further emergency care. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later in hospital.

“West Midlands Police is appealing for witnesses to call 101 quoting log 2110 of the 14th January.”

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Fatal RTC in Monmouth

Claire Brown – 14th January 2020 – 9.40am.

A boy has sadly died following a road traffic collision in Monmouth yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision on the A466 Hereford Road in Monmouth at 3.48pm yesterday afternoon (Monday). One ambulance attended along with colleagues from Welsh Ambulance Service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a pedestrian, a boy, who had been involved in a collision with a bus. Sadly, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead on scene.”

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Fatal RTC in Alton

Claire Brown – Thursday 12th December 2019 – 10.00am.

A man has died following a two-car collision in Stoke-on-Trent last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Cheadle Road in Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, at 4.56pm yesterday (Wednesday). Three ambulances, a community first responder, an advanced paramedic, a paramedic officer, a critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance and a BASICS emergency doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived on scene to find a serious RTC involving two cars. The driver of one car, a man, was in a critical condition and quickly received advanced life support from the team of ambulance staff. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“The driver of the second car, a man, was already out of the vehicle when ambulance staff arrived. He received trauma care on scene for serious injuries before being taken on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“A third man involved in the collision was described as ‘walking wounded’ and was given treatment on scene before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.”

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Fatal motorcycle RTC in Stoke-on-Trent

Claire Brown – Friday 6th December 2019 – 4.15pm.

A motorcyclist has died following a road traffic collision in Stoke-on-Trent this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls at 10.51am reporting a collision involving a motorcyclist and a lorry at the junction of Chemical Lane and the A527 in Tunstall. A non-emergency ambulance came across the incident and stopped to render aid whilst an ambulance, two paramedic officers and a BASICS emergency doctor responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Bystanders had already commenced first aid when the non-emergency ambulance crew arrived on scene.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was in a critical condition and the crew began administering advanced life support on scene before being joined by ambulance colleagues. The team worked together to continue resuscitation efforts at the roadside but, sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later at the scene.”

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Lorry driver airlifted from Shrewsbury RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 6th December 2019 – 12.10pm.

A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre following a collision involving two lorries in Shrewsbury earlier today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to Emstrey Bank, Atcham, Shrewsbury at 9.15am this morning (Friday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a BASICS emergency doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One lorry driver, a man, sustained serious injuries in the collision. Ambulance staff administered trauma care to the man to stabilise his condition whilst working closely with fire colleagues who helped to extricate him from the cab.

“Once released from the vehicle, the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further emergency care.”

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Pedestrian dies in Bridgnorth

Claire Brown – Friday 6th December 2019 – 8.40am.

A man has died following a collision involving a car in Bridgnorth last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a serious collision on the B4176 in Hilton, Bridgnorth at 7.27pm yesterday (Thursday). Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene. An off-duty paramedic officer came across the incident and stopped to assist.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The pedestrian, a man, was being given CPR by bystanders on scene when ambulance staff arrived. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene.”

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Man dies in Balsall Common RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 6th December 2019 – 8.00am.

A man has sadly died following a road traffic collision in Balsall Common last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 4.46pm yesterday (Thursday) to reports of a collision involving two vehicles at the junction of Holly Lane and Table Oak Road, Balsall. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find and car and a 4×4 that had been involved in a collision. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the occupant of the car, a man, and he was confirmed deceased by paramedics on scene.

“Two other people involved in the collision were assessed by ambulance staff on scene for minor injuries. Neither required hospital treatment and were discharged on scene.”

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Pedestrian airlifted following Newport RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 22nd November 2019 – 1.30pm.

A woman has been airlifted to a major trauma centre following a road traffic collision in Shropshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a van at the junction of Stafford Street and High Street in Newport at 11.07am earlier today (Friday). An ambulance, paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found the pedestrian, a woman, who had been involved in a collision with a van. She was being cared for and reassured by bystanders; an off-duty nurse, doctor and one of our 999 call assessors who came across the incident and stopped to help.

“The woman was assessed by ambulance staff who found she had sustained a potential serious injury. She was given treatment on scene before being airlifted, in a stable condition, to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

“The van driver was uninjured.”

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Woman dies in Penn RTC

Claire Brown – Monday 11th November 2019 – 9.00am.

A woman has died in a road traffic collision in Wolverhampton last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police to reports of a two car RTC at the junction of Coalway Road, Penn Road and Goldthorn Hill in Penn at 8.36pm (Sunday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a serious RTC involving two cars. One driver, a woman, was in a critical condition being cared for by police officers. Ambulance staff worked as a team to rapidly remove her from the car to commence advanced life support on scene before she was taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later at hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man, declined ambulance assessment and was discharged on scene.”
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