Four injured in West Bromwich collision

Claire Brown – Tuesday 24th November 2020 – 11.45am.

A two-car collision in West Bromwich left three women and a man needing ambulance treatment earlier today.

The incident happened on the A41 Birmingham Road in West Bromwich at 4.00am this morning (Tuesday). Four ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff treated four patients in total who had been involved in the collision.

“The driver of one car, a woman, was found to have suffered injuries not believed to be serious. She was conveyed to Sandwell Hospital for further checks. Two other women from the same car were assessed by ambulance staff, both required treatment on scene with one suffering more serious injuries. The two women were conveyed to Sandwell Hospital for further care.

“The occupant of the second car, a man, was treated on scene for non-serious injuries before being taken to Sandwell Hospital.”

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Teenager dies in Solihull RTC

Claire Brown – Tuesday 24th November 2020 – 11.30am.

One teenager has sadly died, and another has been taken to hospital following an RTC in Solihull last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received calls to reports of a single car RTC on Kenilworth Road, Knowle in Solihull at 9.39pm (Monday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived at the scene to find an overturned car. The passenger, a teenage girl, had managed to self-extricate from the vehicle but the driver, a teenage boy, was trapped and in a critical condition. An off-duty doctor and bystanders had commenced CPR prior to crews arriving.

“Ambulance staff worked quickly with fire colleagues to release the teenager from the vehicle and commenced resuscitation efforts. Crews worked as a team to administer advanced life support on the boy but sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the teen and he was confirmed dead a short time later.

“The girl was assessed and was found with no apparent injuries but, due to the nature of the collision, was conveyed to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further checks.”

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Serious house fire in Stoke-on-Trent

Claire Brown – Tuesday 24th November 2020 – 10.15am.

Four occupants, including a man in a critical condition, were rescued from a house fire in Tunstall last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from the fire service reporting the house fire in Knight Street, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent at 11.33pm yesterday (Monday). Four ambulances, a paramedic officer and a North Staffordshire BASICS Doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene, the fire service were in the process of rescuing three occupants, who were conscious and breathing, from the property. A fourth occupant was then found inside the property in cardiac arrest.

“Ambulance, fire and police colleagues worked quickly to commence CPR on the fourth occupant, a man. The doctor and team of ambulance staff then took over full resuscitation efforts and started advanced life support which successfully managed to restart the man’s heart. He was taken on blue lights, in a critical condition, to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency care.

“The two females and male were assessed by ambulance staff for smoke inhalation and were discharged on scene.”

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FIVE INJURED IN HANDSWORTH RTC

Claire Brown – Tuesday 24th November 2020 – 9.30am.

Two women and three men received treatment by the ambulance service before being taken to hospital following a single car RTC in Handsworth last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a car which had reportedly collided with a tree on Park Lane in Handsworth at 9.45pm yesterday evening (Monday). Three paramedic officers, four ambulances and HART paramedics attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find five occupants from the car requiring treatment.

“Two men received treatment on scene from ambulance staff; one suffered more serious injuries than the other. They were both conveyed to Sandwell Hospital for further treatment. A third man and two women from the vehicle were also assessed by ambulance staff and were found to have suffered varying injuries. Each patient was given treatment on scene before they were all taken to City Hospital for further checks.”

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Trust supports Kickstart scheme

Claire Brown – Wednesday 18th November 2020 – 2.30pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service is proud to be helping to ‘kickstart’ youngsters career prospects with a fantastic opportunity to join the service.

The Kickstart Scheme is a government initiative which provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

The Trust has created 30 kickstart job placements across the Region as Vehicle Preparation Assistants which will see successful applicants work on ambulance hubs to assist with the cleaning and restocking of our fleet of front-line emergency ambulances; a role which is a key function in the Trust. The kickstart job placements are for 25 hours a week for a six-month placement.

Carla Beechey, Head of Human Resources, said: “We are very proud to have been granted the funding to be part of this fantastic initiative which will provide young people in the local area to our hubs, who are struggling to get a job, with a fantastic opportunity to get on the career ladder.

“Vehicle Preparation Assistants will carry out a key role in the ambulance service providing additional support to our established ‘Make Ready’ teams to ensure our front-line ambulances are clean, in good working order and stocked ready to respond to the next 999 call. This is an exciting and very rewarding opportunity to work for an outstanding ambulance service during a time of national emergency which will give applicants a wealth of experience and exposure to new skills.”    

If you are interested in applying for one of these placements, please speak to your Department of Work and Pensions advisor to find out more. The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd November. To find out more about the scheme visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme.

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Kidderminster couple deck the halls for WMAS

Claire Brown – Thursday 12th November 2020 – 9.00am.

A couple from Kidderminster are getting ready to showcase their Christmas lights display next month which they are dedicating to the ambulance service.

Bob and Sue Reeder, from Upton Road in Broadwaters, Kidderminster, have been transforming their house into a festive wonderland for more than 30 years to delight children and locals whilst raising money for various causes.

Setting up the display is no mean feat with hundreds of boxes of decorations to unpack and lighting to check and plug in. Sue, 70, is in charge of organising the decorations, and said: “We make a start with putting the decorations up during the first week of November to ensure the whole display is ready and working by the first Monday of December when we switch the lights on. It’s a big job but it’s something we’ve done for so many years that it’s second nature to us now and we love doing it.”

Over the years Bob and Sue have raised money for the armed forces, children’s wards, various charities and dogs homes but this year, they have decided to donate any money left by people passing by to look at their Christmas lights to their local ambulance hub in Worcester. Bob, 77, said: “Our great-grandson Logan has needed the ambulance service several times this year and we’ve been so thankful for the paramedics’ help each time. We are so grateful to the NHS and whilst other people raise money for hospitals, we wanted to say thank you to the ambulance service as they are often the first people who come to help you in your hour of need. After such a year, we hope that our display brings a smile and some joy to the neighbourhood.”

Liz Parkes, the Trust’s Senior Operations Manager in Worcester, said: “During the pandemic we’ve been overwhelmed with kindness from people across the Region but this is truly humbling and will definitely bring a much needed smile to a lot of people’s faces this Christmas. The effort that Bob and Sue put in to make their house a Christmas winter wonderland is quite remarkable and I would like to thank them on behalf of my staff at Worcester hub for dedicating it to us this year.”

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Notes to Editors:

The couple will be officially turning on the Christmas lights in Upton Road, DY10 2UX at 5pm on Monday 7th December.  

Worcester Paramedic set to cycle, run, row & grow for Movember

Claire Brown – Thursday 5th November 2020 – 12.00noon.

A paramedic from Worcester is set to cycle, run, row and grow hair this month to raise awareness about male mental health and suicide prevention.

Kieran Hennah, a paramedic from Worcester hub, is joining two of his friends for the Movember challenge to not only help shine a light on male mental health but also raise money to support the Movember charity. The trio will not only be growing the obligatory moustache but they have also set themselves a target of covering 84km each week of November by running, cycling and rowing with 84 signifying the number of men who commit suicide each week. 

The Movember charity is a cause close to Kieran’s heart as, at the end of 2017, he found himself suffering with his own mental health. Kieran, 31 from Swansea, said: “I’d hit rock bottom without really acknowledging something was wrong but, looking back, I’d lost interest in everything that I’d previously enjoyed and was just not myself. My friends and family spotted that I was struggling and stepped in to help. The support I received from the service was great too and, after some consideration, I decided to leave my role in 2018 to take some time out to focus on my mental wellbeing.” In March this year Kieran returned to WMAS to help with the pandemic.

Talking about the challenge, Kieran, said: “Myself and my two friends Ed Jones and Neil Navarra decided to do a little challenge through November to raise money and awareness for male suicide as on average 84 males commit suicide every week. We can’t sit back and accept this, so we want to raise money for Movember to help them with their mission of reducing the rate of male suicides in 2030 by 25% through various approaches.    

“If we can get other men to look after their mental wellbeing, to be brave enough to ask for help and get support then it’s a great start. I have suffered with my own mental health but I got through it by accepting that I needed help and I urge other men to do the same if they’re struggling. You really aren’t alone.”

To support Kieran and his friends on their challenge, you can visit https://uk.movember.com/mospace/1908392?utm_medium=app&utm_source=ios&utm_campaign=share-mospace. To find out more about Movember and how they are helping to make a difference to mens mental health visit https://uk.movember.com/?home.

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Motorcyclist fatality in Shropshire

Claire Brown – Thursday 5th November 2020 – 8.45am.

A motorcyclist has died following a road traffic collision overnight near Market Drayton and Loggerheads.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car, tractor and motorbike on the A53 in Oakley Folly between Market Drayton and Loggerheads at 7.25pm last night (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “An off-duty doctor and bystanders were already performing CPR on a man, the motorcyclist, when ambulance staff arrived on scene. Sadly, despite best efforts, nothing could be done to save the motorcyclist and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.

“The driver of the tractor and car involved were assessed by ambulance staff but both were discharged on scene.”

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Man dies in Evesham RTC

Claire Brown – Tuesday 3rd November 2020 – 3.50pm.

A road traffic collision has left one man dead and a woman needing hospital treatment in Evesham this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 10.55am to the A46 near Evesham Country Park, Worcestershire to reports of a collision involving two cars and a lorry. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sadly, nothing could be done to save the driver of one car, a man, and he was confirmed deceased on scene.

“The passenger of the second car, a woman, was given treatment on scene for injuries before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment. The driver from the same vehicle, a man, was assessed by ambulance staff but was uninjured and discharged on scene.”

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Fatal RTC in Stoke-on-Trent

Claire Brown – Tuesday 3rd November 2020 – 10.00am.

One man has died, and another has been injured following a single vehicle RTC in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 4.02am (today) to reports of a car on its roof on Sandon Road, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a North Staffordshire BASICS doctor were responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived, they found an overturned car with two occupants inside. The team worked closely with fire colleagues to rapidly extricate the driver, a man, to reach a passenger who was in more critical condition.

“Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the passenger, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“The driver was given treatment on scene for injuries not believed to be life-threatening before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.”

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Man dies in Telford shooting

Claire Brown – Tuesday 13th October – 4.50pm.

A man has died following a shooting in Telford this afternoon.

The service was called at 12.05pm this afternoon (Tuesday) to Bridges Business Park in Telford. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found bystanders giving CPR to a man with critical injuries. Ambulance staff quickly took over resuscitation efforts and worked as a team to administer advanced treatment to the man. Sadly, despite the best efforts of bystanders and ambulance staff, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”

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Fatal collision in Tipton

Claire Brown – Tuesday 13th October 2020 – 9.30am.

A moped rider has died following a road traffic collision in Tipton last night.

An ambulance crew at a nursing home on High Street in Princes End heard a collision and found a moped rider lying in the road outside at 7.47pm (Monday). Quickly realising the severity of the incident, the crew requested back up from two further ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic.  

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The first ambulance crew commenced resuscitation efforts on the male, who was in a critical condition, whilst ambulance colleagues responded to the scene.

“Once on scene, the team of ambulance staff and MERIT worked together to administer advanced life support to the patient. Sadly, despite their very best efforts, nothing could be done to save the moped rider and he was confirmed deceased a short time later.”

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Serious RTC on Bristol Road

Claire Brown – Tuesday 13th October 2020 – 8.30am.

A woman has suffered life changing injuries after an RTC involving a bus in Birmingham yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls about a collision on the Bristol Road in Selly Oak, with the first at 4:23pm. Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and a critical care paramedic attended, with the first resource arriving on scene within five minutes of the initial call.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “When the first crew arrived on scene, they found a bus which had been in collision with a lamppost and a pedestrian, who was trapped. Several other vehicles had also been damaged in the collision. HART paramedics and ambulance crews worked closely with fire colleagues to carefully extricate the woman from beneath the vehicle whilst she received advanced trauma care. The woman, who had sustained life changing injuries, was taken on blue lights and sirens to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care. The critical care paramedic travelled in the ambulance with the patient to continue treatment on route.

“The bus driver, a man, was also assessed at the scene and conveyed to the same hospital for further checks.”

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Man airlifted following RTC in Wolverhampton

Claire Brown – Tuesday 29th September 2020 – 4.55pm.

One man has been airlifted to hospital following a collision involving two cars in Wolverhampton this lunchtime.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting a serious collision at the junction of Patshull Road and Holyhead Road in Albrighton at 12.49pm (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two Midlands Air Ambulances, one from Tatenhill with critical care paramedics and the other from Cosford with a critical care paramedic and doctor on board, attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “There were three patient in total involving in the collision. A passenger from one car, a man, sustained serious injuries. Ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the car whilst he received treatment for his injuries. Once released the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma care.

“Both drivers had self-extricated from their cars and were assessed by the team of ambulance staff. One driver, a man, sustained injuries not believed to be serious and was treated on scene before he was taken by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital for further treatment. The second driver declined assessment.”

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Woman airlifted following Warwickshire RTC

Claire Brown – Thursday 24th September 2020 – 4.50pm.

One woman has been airlifted and two other people have been injured following a two-car collision in Warwickshire this afternoon.

The incident happened on Banbury Road in Southam at around 1.30pm today (Thursday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor and critical care paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver and passenger of one car, two women, sustained serious injuries in the collision. Ambulance staff worked closely with fire colleagues to extricate them from the vehicle whilst continuing to administer emergency treatment to the women. One woman was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire whilst the other was transferred by land ambulance on alert to the same hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man, was out of the vehicle when emergency services arrived. Upon assessment he was found to have relatively minor injuries and was taken to Warwick Hospital by land ambulance for further checks.”

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Serious RTC in Telford

Claire Brown – Thursday 24th September 2020 – 10.00am.

A man required emergency treatment in hospital following a road traffic collision early this morning in Telford.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A442 Queensway in Stirchley, Telford at 1.00am (Thursday) to reports of a pedestrian who had been in collision with an HGV. An ambulance, paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The pedestrian, a man, was being given excellent first aid by police who were first on scene. The man had sustained a serious injury which required specialist trauma care. Once stabilised the man was transferred on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further trauma treatment.”

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Pedestrians seriously injured in Birmingham RTC

Claire Brown – Thursday 24th September 2020 – 9.25am.

A man and a woman needed trauma care by ambulance staff after being involved in a collision with a vehicle in the City Centre in the early hours.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls at 3.38am this morning (Thursday) to Holloway Circus Queensway in Birmingham. Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived at the scene, they found two pedestrians, a man and a woman, who had reportedly been in collision with a vehicle. The man was in a serious condition and ambulance staff worked together to administer advanced trauma car before conveying him on alert to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The woman had sustained serious injuries which required treatment on scene before she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to the same hospital for further emergency care.”

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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.

More information to follow.

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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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