Man stabbed in Tamworth

Amy Stubbs – Monday 20th March 2023 – 10.30am

A man has been seriously injured after a stabbing in Tamworth. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hornbeam in Amington at around 3.45pm yesterday afternoon.

One ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One patient, a man, was found with serious injuries. Ambulance crews provided emergency treatment at the scene before he was taken to hospital by land ambulance on blue lights for further trauma care.” ENDS.

Serious RTC on M54 in Telford

Amy Stubbs – Friday 17th March 2023 – 1.40pm

A woman has been seriously injured after an RTC on the M54 in Telford.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a multi-vehicle collision eastbound between junctions 6 and 7 near Wellington at 12.26pm.

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene. On arrival, they discovered four cars had been involved in a collision.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One patient, a woman, was in a critical condition on arrival. Ambulance crews provided advanced trauma care before conveying her to Princess Royal Hospital in Shrewsbury for further treatment.

“There were no other injuries.”

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Fatal crash in Evesham

Amy Stubbs – Wednesday 15th March 2023 – 11.10am

A man has sadly died after a RTC in Evesham yesterday evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision at Blakes Hill in North Littleton at 8.33pm.

Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor, critical care paramedic and the Air Ambulance Critical Care Car from Strensham were sent to the scene. On arrival, they discovered one car had left the road and ended up in the water.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver, a man, was in a critical condition on arrival. Ambulance crews provided advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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Two injured in Jewellery Quarter RTC

Claire Brown – Tuesday 14th February 2023 – 9.10am.

A motorcyclist and a pedestrian have been injured following a road traffic collision in Birmingham last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls to Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter to reports of an RTC involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian at around 6.00pm yesterday (Monday). Two ambulances and a critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find police and bystanders caring for two patients. A pedestrian, a man, had sustained serious injuries in the collision and received emergency treatment on scene before being conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma care.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was given treatment on scene for his injuries before being conveyed to Sandwell Hospital for further treatment.”

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Motorcyclist airlifted to major trauma centre

Claire Brown – Monday 13th February 2023 – 3.20pm.

A motorcyclist, who has been involved in a road traffic collision in Hereford this afternoon, has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting a collision between a car and a motorcyclist on Station Approach, Hereford at around 12.30pm. An ambulance, paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with medics on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a motorcyclist, a teenage boy, who had been involved in a collision with a car and was being cared for by bystanders.

“Upon assessment, the teenager was found to have sustained serious injuries which required trauma care on scene. Once in a stable condition, the teenager was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further specialist trauma care.”

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Serious RTC in Kings Heath

Amy Stubbs – Monday 6th February – 12.20pm

Four people were taken to hospital after a serious RTC in Birmingham yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision on Brandwood Road in Kings Heath at 4.56am on Sunday 5th February.

Four ambulances, three paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent the scene. On arrival, they discovered one car had left the road and collided with a building and a skip.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of the car, a woman, was in a critical condition on arrival. Fire colleagues worked to remove her from the vehicle and ambulance staff provided advanced trauma care before conveying her on blue lights to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.

“Three males, all passengers in the car, were assessed by the team of ambulance staff and were found with varying serious injuries. All three received emergency treatment on scene before being conveyed to the same hospital for further trauma care.”

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Woman airlifted from serious RTC in Ross on Wye

Claire Brown – Wednesday 1st February – 5.30pm

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition following a road traffic collision in Herefordshire this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Ledbury Road, Ross on Wye, just after 3.00pm today (Wednesday) following reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a minibus. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers, a community first responder, a Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) BASICS doctor, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with two critical care paramedics on board and a Great Western Air Ambulance Charity helicopter with a medic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a pedestrian, a woman, in a critical condition being cared for by bystanders.

“The team of ambulance staff worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care to the woman on scene to stabilise her condition before she was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for further trauma care.”

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Woman Critically Injured in M6 RTC

Amy Stubbs – Friday 20th January 2023 – 11.10am

A woman has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after an RTC on the M6 in Coventry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving two cars just before Junction 2 of the M6 Southbound in Coventry at 8.20am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We sent four ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance to the scene.

“On arrival, crews discovered a total of four patients.

“The driver of the first car, a woman, was in a critical condition. Fire colleagues worked to remove her from the vehicle and ambulance crews provided advanced trauma care before conveying her to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for more treatment with a doctor travelling on board to provide continued care en route.

“The passenger of the same car, a teenager, was treated by ambulance staff for serious injuries before she was taken by land ambulance to the same hospital for further treatment.

“Of the two other patients, one was assessed by ambulance staff but did not require treatment and the second did not wish to be assessed. Both were discharged at the scene.”

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Cyclist seriously injured in Tamworth

Claire Brown – Wednesday 18th January 2023 – 9.15am.

A man has received advanced trauma care by ambulance staff following a road traffic collision in Tamworth this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A5 and Danny Morson Way in Dordon at 5.45am (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a cyclist, a man, who had been involved in a collision with a car. Upon assessment he was found to have sustained serious injuries and received advanced trauma care on scene to stabilise his condition before he was conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.”

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Fatal RTC in Telford

Jamie Arrowsmith – 11th January 2023 – 11.30am

A man has died following a two-car RTC in Telford yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a two-car RTC near to the junction of Woodford Green and the B5063 in Shawbirch 4.08pm (Tuesday) and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and a Community First Responder to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered two male patients, the drivers of each car.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save one man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The second man was assessed for minor injuries and discharged at the scene.”

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Teenager airlifted to hospital in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Amy Stubbs – 10th January 2023 – 11.35am

A teenager has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision in Newcastle-under-Lyme this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the RTC involving a van and a pedestrian off Red Lion Square in Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme at 8.14am and sent an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a pedestrian and a van had been involved in a collision.

“The pedestrian, a teenage girl, was treated for serious injuries before being taken by air ambulance to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

“There were no other injuries.”

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Fatal RTC on M6

Jamie Arrowsmith – Tuesday 20th December 2022 – 8.25am.

A man has sadly died following a collision between a lorry and a motorbike on the M6 yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 9 at 2.08pm (Monday) and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and two critical care paramedics to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found a man, the motorcyclist, in a critical condition.

“Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite their best efforts, it became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The lorry driver was uninjured in the incident.”


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Woman dies in Hall Green RTC

Claire Brown – Thursday 15th December 2022 – 4.15pm.

A pedestrian has died following a road traffic collision in Hall Green this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls to Aldi car park on Stratford Road, Hall Green shortly after midday (Thursday). Two paramedic officers, two ambulances, a community first responder and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found a pedestrian, a woman, in a critical condition following a collision with a car. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed deceased by ambulance staff at the scene a short time later.

“The driver of the car, a man, was assessed by ambulance staff but didn’t require hospital treatment and was discharged on scene.”


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Fatal fire in Oswestry

Amy Stubbs – Wednesday 14th December – 10.55am

Two people have sadly died after a house fire in Oswestry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from the fire service reporting a house fire on Glentworth Close in Oswestry at 4.25am. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived, they found fire and police colleagues administering CPR to one occupant, a woman, who had been rescued from the property and was in a critical condition. Ambulance crews worked quickly to provide advanced life support before conveying her on blue lights to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance and hospital staff, nothing could be done to save her, and she was confirmed dead a short time later at hospital.

“Sadly, a second occupant, a man, was confirmed deceased on scene by ambulance staff.”

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Fatal RTC in Coventry

Claire Brown – Tuesday 13th December 2022 – 3.30pm.

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

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from the police reporting a serious road traffic collision on the A45 Stonebridge Highway in Coventry at 10.27am today (Tuesday). Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a BASICS emergency doctor, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance together with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene. One of the Trust’s non-emergency Patient Transport Service ambulances came across the incident and stopped to render aid on scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found fire and police colleagues administering CPR to the driver of one car, a man, who was in a critical condition. The team of ambulance staff worked quickly to provide advanced life support to the man but sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead a short time later on scene.

“The driver of a second vehicle involved in the collision, a man, was assessed and found to have sustained injuries not thought to be serious. He was treated on scene before being conveyed by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further checks.”

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Woman seriously injured in Dudley RTC

Claire Brown – Thursday 24th November 2022 – 9.30am.

A woman has been left with serious injuries after being involved in an RTC yesterday evening in Dudley.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls reporting a road traffic collision between a pedestrian and a car at the junction of Stourbridge Road and Highgate Road, Dudley at around 5.50pm (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and a critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance base in Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a pedestrian, a woman, who had reportedly been involved in a collision with a car. Upon assessment, she was found to have sustained serious injuries. The team administered trauma care on scene to stabilise her condition before conveying her on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma care.”

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Two airlifted following serious RTC in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Claire Brown – Tuesday 15th November 2022 – 12.20pm.

Two children have been airlifted to a major trauma centre and a woman has received trauma care following a serious road traffic collision in Stratford-upon-Avon this morning.

West Midland Ambulance Service was called at 8.13am to Campden Road, Clifford Chambers earlier today (Tuesday) to reports of a collision involving a double decker bus carrying school children and two cars. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with two doctors and a paramedic on board together with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a doctor and paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived, they found a double decker bus and two cars which had been involved in a serious collision.

“Three occupants from one car, two boys and a woman, were trapped and upon assessment by ambulance staff were found to have sustained serious injuries. The team of medics worked closely with fire colleagues to carefully extricate all three patients from the vehicle. Each patient received trauma care to stabilise their conditions on scene before the two boys were airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The woman was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The driver of the second car, a woman, was assessed on scene and found with minor injuries which didn’t require hospital treatment.  

“The bus driver and 30 school children were off the bus and safe and well seeking shelter in a nearby building. Three children were described as walking wounded with minor injuries and were assessed by ambulance staff before being discharged on scene.”

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Pedestrian dies in Burton-upon-Trent

Claire Brown – Friday 4th November 2022 – 9.30am.

A man has sadly died after being involved in a collision with a car in Burton-Upon-Trent.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting a road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway of the A38 just outside of Branston at 7.00pm (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a critical care paramedic attended the scene.

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

“The driver of the car, a man, was out of the vehicle. He was assessed by ambulance staff before being conveyed to Royal Derby Hospital in a stable condition for further checks.”

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Fatal RTC in Birmingham

Claire Brown – Wednesday 2nd November 2022 – 9.10am.

A man has sadly died following a road traffic collision in Small Heath last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police to reports of a pedestrian involved in a collision with a vehicle on Heybarnes Road near to the junction of Farmer Road, Small Heath at 11.06pm yesterday evening (Tuesday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found police officers performing CPR on a male pedestrian who was in a critical condition. Ambulance crews quickly took over resuscitation efforts on scene but sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased a short time later.”

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Trust celebrates 999 day

Claire Brown – Wednesday 19th October 2022 – 1.00pm.

“No-one can be under any illusion about the scale of the challenge the NHS and our ambulance service staff, and volunteers have faced over the last two and half years, as we fought the appalling impact of COVID-19.  Never before have we faced such danger in carrying out our duty to serve and protect the people of the West Midlands.” – Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Marsh.

People across the region are coming together today to honour those who serve in the NHS and emergency services.

Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, usually takes place annually on the 9th September but was postponed as a mark of respect following the sad passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Today’s rearranged Emergency Services Day is a Royal and Government backed national day and an opportunity for the country to pay tribute to the almost two million people who work and volunteer across the NHS and emergency services.

The event formally begins with 999 Day flags being raised across the UK at 9am to mark the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month, followed by two minutes’ silence to remember the more than 7,500 members of the emergency services killed in the line of duty and the many more killed as a result of their service.

Lichfield Operations Manager, Mark Hayes, attended Staffordshire Police HQ earlier this morning to observe the flag raising on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service. He said: “While we are fortunate that we are the only ambulance service not to have lost staff to this cruel virus, many of my colleagues have suffered personal loss through the death of a loved one, making their journey to work, that little bit harder.

“There can be no doubt about the dedication of the staff of all three of our blue light services who day in day out, go about their jobs, often in very difficult circumstances; dedicating their professional lives to helping others – there can be no higher calling.”

 Anthony Marsh Chief Executive Officer, continued: “Like my colleagues in Police and Fire Services, I want to thank each and every one of my staff and volunteers, no matter where you work, what role you play, for doing so much to help your colleagues, your patients and our community every single day.”

Tom Scholes-Fogg, Founder and Chief Executive of the 999 Day, said: “We all take the NHS and emergency services for granted. We know that when we really need help, it is there. Emergency Services Day is an opportunity for the country to say a huge heartfelt thank you to the 2 million people who put others before themselves. I encourage everybody to support our emergency services personnel all year round, not just on 999 Day.”

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Notes to Editor: Featured picture WMAS with West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service colleagues in Birmingham.

Lichfield Operations Manager, Mark Hayes (green uniform) joins Staffordshire Police and Fire colleagues on Emergency Services Day.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Stourbridge

Claire Brown – Wednesday 19th October 2022 – 10.25am.

A teenager has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Stourbridge last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Dudley Road, Lye shortly before 8.00pm (Tuesday) following reports of a collision involving a car and a motorcyclist. An ambulance, paramedic officer, a MERIT doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a motorcyclist, a teenage boy, in a serious condition. The team worked together to administer trauma care to the teenager to stabilise his serious injuries before he was conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.”

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Cyclist seriously injured in Hereford

Claire Brown – Thursday 13th October 2022 – 10.00am.

A woman received advanced trauma care by ambulance staff after sustaining serious injuries in a road traffic collision in Herefordshire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls at around 6.20pm (Wednesday) reporting a collision involving a cyclist and a vehicle on Bath Street, Hereford. An ambulance, a paramedic officer, a Midlands Air Ambulance critical care car with a doctor and paramedic on board and two Mercia Accident Rescue Service BASICS doctors responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a cyclist, a woman, in a serious condition after a vehicle reportedly collided with her.

“The team of ambulance staff worked together to administer advanced trauma care on scene before the patient was conveyed to nearby Hereford County Hospital to stabilise her condition. Following which, the woman was transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further specialist trauma care.”

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Fatal RTC in Rowley Regis

Claire Brown – Thursday 13th October 2022 – 9.30am.

One man has sadly died, and four others have been injured in a road traffic collision in Rowley Regis in the early hours of today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police at 1.03am (Thursday) reporting a collision involving a car and a wall at the junction of Powke Lane and Cox’s Lane, Rowley Regis. Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a Midlands Air Ambulance critical care car with two paramedics on board, HART paramedics, a MERIT trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the first ambulance resources arrived on scene within three minutes of the 999 call being made, they found a car which had collided with a wall. Three occupants were out of the vehicle and two were still inside.

“The driver, a man, was in a critical condition and receiving CPR by police colleagues. The team of ambulance staff quickly commenced advanced life support on the man. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene a short time later.

“One passenger, a man, sustained serious injuries and was given advanced trauma care by the team to stabilise his condition. He was conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further specialist trauma care.

“The three occupants who were out of the vehicle when emergency services arrived were each assessed. One man sustained potentially serious injuries and received trauma care on scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Two other men were given treatment on scene for less serious injuries before being conveyed to Sandwell Hospital for further checks.”

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Pedestrian seriously injured in Nuneaton

Claire Brown – Friday 7th October 2022 – 9.30am.

A woman has been seriously injured following a collision with a car in Nuneaton last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Oldbury Road, Hartshill, Nuneaton at 7.18pm (Thursday). An ambulance, community first responder, paramedic officer and a critical care car from The Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews found a pedestrian, a woman, who had reportedly been involved in a collision with a car. Upon assessment, the woman was found with serious injuries. She was given trauma care by the team of ambulance staff before being conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry for further emergency care.”

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Woman injured in Coventry RTC

Claire Brown – Wednesday 24th August 2022 – 8.50am.

A woman has been injured following a road traffic collision in Coventry last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received numerous 999 calls at around 7.40pm (Tuesday) reporting a collision involving a pedestrian and a car on Barras Green, Coventry. An ambulance, paramedic officer and a critical care car from the Air Ambulance Service attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived, they found a pedestrian, a woman, who had reportedly been involved in a collision with a car. The woman was being cared for by the public and upon assessment, ambulance staff found she had sustained potentially serious injuries. She was treated on scene before being conveyed on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care.”

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Walsall

Claire Brown – Tuesday 23rd August 2022 – 9.45am.

A man received trauma care from the ambulance service following a collision with a car in Walsall yesterday evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 9.04pm last night (Monday) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle at the junction of Wednesbury Road and Glebe Street, Walsall. An ambulance, paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a man who had come off his motorbike following a collision with a car. Upon assessment, the man was found with serious injuries and was given trauma care by the team of medics on scene. Once stabilised, the man was conveyed on blue lights to Walsall Manor Hospital for further care.”

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Man dies in Church Lawford RTC

Claire Brown – Thursday 18th August 2022 – 11.05am.

A man has sadly died following a single vehicle RTC in Rugby in the early hours of today.

The incident happened on the A428 Rugby Road, Church Lawford, Rugby at 3.29am (Thursday). Two ambulances, a critical care car with medics on board from the Air Ambulance Service and two paramedic officers attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When emergency services arrived, they found an overturned car. The driver, a man, was trapped inside. Upon rapid assessment by medics, it sadly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene.”

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Fatal RTC in Craven Arms

Claire Brown – Thursday 18th August 2022 – 10.15am.

A motorcyclist has sadly died in a road traffic collision in Shropshire overnight.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting a collision involving a motorcyclist and a lamppost on the A49 Shrewsbury Road in Craven Arms at 11.34pm (Wednesday). Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene, they found an off-duty police officer and two off duty nurses performing CPR and using a defibrillator on a man who had come off his motorcycle.

“Crews quickly took over treatment but sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone at the scene, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”

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Motorcyclist dies in Coventry collision

Claire Brown – Thursday 18th August 2022 – 9.40am.

A man has died following a road traffic collision involving a motorbike and a car in Coventry overnight.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 11.27pm (Wednesday) by an off-duty paramedic reporting a serious RTC near St Thomas Church on Longford Road, Coventry. A paramedic officer, two ambulances and a critical care car with a team of medics on board from The Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcyclist, a man, in a critical condition following a collision with a car being cared for by an off-duty paramedic and bystanders.

“The team of ambulance staff worked together to provide advanced life support to the man on scene. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased a short time later.”

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Two injured, one seriously in Ludlow RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 12th August 2022 – 4.00pm.

A road traffic collision involving a van and a lorry has left two men injured, one seriously in Ludlow this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 1.13pm earlier today to reports of a two vehicle RTC on the A49, Woofferton, Ludlow. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of the van, a man, was out of the vehicle when crews arrived and was found to have sustained serious injuries.  He was given treatment on scene before being conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further trauma care.

“The lorry driver, a man, was treated on scene for less serious injuries and was taken to Hereford Hospital for further checks.”

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Man seriously injured in Bromsgrove RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 12th August 2022 – 11.00am.

A collision involving a car and a motorcyclist has left a man seriously injured in Bromsgrove this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of School Lane and Birmingham Road, Licky End, Bromsgrove at 8.06am earlier today (Friday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found a motorcyclist who had been involved in a collision with a car and was being cared for by an off duty nurse and bystanders.

“Upon assessment by ambulance staff the motorcyclist, a man, was found to have sustained serious injuries. He was given trauma care on scene to stabilise his condition before being conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.”

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Motorcyclist dies in Monmouth

Claire Brown – Friday 12th August 2022 – 8.45am.

A motorcyclist has sadly died following a road traffic collision near to the English and Welsh border in Monmouth last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police to reports of a single motorcycle RTC on the A40 in Monmouth, near to the Welsh border, at 10.09pm yesterday (Thursday). A local community first responder, a paramedic officer, an ambulance, two critical care paramedics together with Wales Air Ambulance from Cardiff were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found a motorcyclist, a man, in a critical condition. Police officers were already on scene providing CPR to the man. When ambulance crews commenced emergency treatment, it sadly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased a short time later.”

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Fatal crash in Leek

Murray MacGregor – Tuesday 9th August 2022 – 9.00am.

Two people have died and five others have been injured after a two car crash just to the north of Leek in Staffordshire.

The collision happened at about 4.30pm on Monday afternoon, just to the north of Leek on the A53 Buxton Road.

Four ambulances, a paramedic officers, a BASICS Emergency Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a very serious crash.  Sadly, the two drivers, both men, were confirmed dead at the scene.

“A woman had to be extricated from one car.  She had suffered potentially serious injuries and was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“A boy from the same car was also taken Royal Stoke to the same hospital, again with potentially serious injuries.

“A man was airlifted to the same hospital with serious injuries after receiving advanced trauma care at the scene.

“A man and a woman, who had both suffered less serious injuries, were also taken to Royal Stoke by ambulance for further assessment.”

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Man seriously injured in Newport RTC

Claire Brown – Monday 1st August 2022 – 10.40am.

A car driver was airlifted to a major trauma centre after sustaining serious injuries in an RTC near Newport yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting a collision involving a car and a lorry on the A41 Chester Road, Chetwynd at 3.54pm (Sunday). Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a doctor and paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found an off duty nurse and other bystanders caring for two occupants in the car. The driver, a man, was found with serious injuries. The team of ambulance staff worked closely with fire colleagues to release the man from the car whilst administering trauma care to stabilise his serious condition. The man was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital to receive further specialist trauma care.

“The passenger of the car, a woman, was given treatment on scene for less serious injuries before being conveyed by land ambulance to the same hospital for further checks.”

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Alvechurch

Claire Brown – Monday 1st August 2022 – 10.15am.

A motorcyclist received advanced trauma care by the ambulance service yesterday in Alvechurch.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle on the A441 Birmingham Road, near the Redditch Road turning, Alvechurch at 4.51pm (Sunday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic (CCP) attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene, they found bystanders caring for a motorcyclist, a man, who had been seriously injured.

“The team of ambulance staff worked together to administer advanced trauma care to the man to stabilise his condition on scene before conveying him on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The MERIT doctor and CCP travelled with the ambulance crew to continue treatment and monitoring on route to hospital where, upon arrival in A&E, the man was said to be in a critical condition.”

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RTC between cyclist and refuse lorry in Nuneaton

Claire Brown – Monday 25th July 2022 – 10.45am.

A cyclist has sustained potentially serious injuries following a collision with a refuse lorry this morning in Nuneaton.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Cedar Road and Lime Grove, Nuneaton at 8.51am today (Monday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor and paramedic on board attended the scene.

“A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The cyclist, a man, had reportedly collided with the refuse lorry. Ambulance crews assessed the man and found he had sustained potentially serious injuries. He was given treatment on scene before being conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care; the air ambulance medics travelled with the ambulance crew to provide further treatment and monitoring to the patient.”

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Man seriously injured in Walsall collision

Claire Brown – Monday 25th July 2022 – 8.40am.

A man required advanced trauma care by the ambulance service before being taken to hospital after being involved in a single car road traffic collision in Walsall in the early hours of today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 3.48am this morning (Monday) to the junction of Upper Rushall Street and Town Hall, Walsall. Two paramedic officers, an ambulance crew and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a car which had left the road and collided with a fence. The driver, a man, was out of the vehicle and in a ditch. The team of ambulance staff assessed the man and found he had sustained serious injuries and was in a critical condition. They commenced advanced trauma care whilst working closely with fire colleagues to extricate the man rapidly from the ditch.

“Once stabilised, the man was conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.”

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Man seriously injured in M6 RTC

Claire Brown – Tuesday 19th July 2022 – 11.25am.

Ambulance crews and an air ambulance responded to a road traffic collision on the M6 in Coventry this morning where one man was seriously injured.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting an overturned car on the M6, Junctions 3a – 3, Corley, Coventry at 9.06am today (Tuesday). Two paramedic officers, an ambulance crew and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor and paramedic on board responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find bystanders and an off-duty paramedic caring for the driver of a car which had overturned on the carriageway. The driver, a man, was assessed by ambulance staff and found to have sustained serious injuries. He was extricated from the car with help from fire colleagues and received trauma care on scene by the team of medics. Once stabilised, the man was conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care.”

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Two seriously injured in Solihull RTC

Claire Brown – Friday 8th July 2022 – 8.45am.

A man and a woman have been seriously injured following a single vehicle RTC in Solihull early this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the canal bridge on Bakers Lane, Knowle, Solihull at 0.43am today (Friday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a critical care paramedic and a doctor and critical care paramedic from the Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car which had left the road and was in a field down an embankment. The two occupants, a man and a woman, were assessed and found with serious injuries.

“Both patients were assisted out of the vehicle with help from fire colleagues, under the guidance of ambulance staff. The man and the woman received trauma care from the team of medics on scene before both were conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care.

“A third occupant had reportedly left the scene prior to the arrival of the emergency services.”

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Paramedics receive police bravery award

Claire Brown – Thursday 30th June 2022 – 4.00pm.

Two paramedics have been recognised for their outstanding act of bravery by West Midlands Police after being stabbed in 2020 whilst on duty.

Paramedics Deena Evans and Mick Hipgrave, from Willenhall ambulance hub, were called to an address in Wolverhampton along with police colleagues following concerns for the welfare of a man on Monday 6th July 2020. As emergency services gained entry to the property, the patient came out of the front door with two knives and stabbed Deena and Mick. Despite both being seriously injured, they bravely helped each other in the moments after the attack to get to safety whilst police detained the patient.

West Midlands Police Deputy Chief Constable, Vanessa Jardine, presented the pair with a National Police Public Bravery Award and silver medal at a ceremony at Tally Ho! on Tuesday 7th June. This comes a year after the force presented Deena and Mick with Chief Constable’s Commendations in 2021.

The National Police Public Bravery Award, which is signed by the National Police Chiefs Council, is one rarely given out. They were instituted in 1965 to recognise the assistance provided by members of the public who have intervened to foil criminal acts and come to the assistance of others. The honour recognises outstanding acts of bravery or meritorious devotion to civic duty, in support of the police, and thereby contributing to the maintenance of law and order.

Deena said: “It was a huge privilege to receive such a prestigious award from our police colleagues for our bravery on, what was, the worst day of our lives. We will both be forever immensely grateful for the police’s help on that day, along with our WMAS family too.”

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Motorcyclist dies in Birmingham

Claire Brown – Thursday 30th June 2022 – 1.40pm.

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

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple calls reporting a collision involving a car and a motorcyclist on Pershore Road, Erdington at around 9.50am today (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived, they found police colleagues performing CPR on a motorcyclist. The man was in a critical condition and the team of ambulance staff worked quickly to commence advanced life support at the roadside. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“The driver of the car, a woman, was assessed by ambulance staff before being discharged on scene.”

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Teenager fatally stabbed in Wolverhampton

Claire Brown – Thursday 30th June 2022 – 10.00am.

A teenage boy has sadly died after being stabbed in Wolverhampton last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several calls to Mount Road, Lanesfield, Wolverhampton shortly after 8.30pm last night (Wednesday). Two ambulances, two paramedic officers, a critical care car from Midlands Air Ambulance and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic responded to the scene. The first ambulance arrived within three minutes of receiving the 999 call.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a teenage boy in a critical condition. The team worked rapidly to commence resuscitation on scene, administering advanced trauma care. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed deceased on scene a short time later.”

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Pedestrian dies in Evesham

Claire Brown – Monday 27th June 2022 – 10.45am.

A pedestrian has sadly died, and a motorcyclist has been injured following a collision in Evesham yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a motorcyclist at the junction of the B4084 Pershore Road and Hasleor Lane, Charlton, Evesham at 1.22pm (Sunday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air ambulance with a doctor and paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a pedestrian, a man, in a critical condition being given CPR by bystanders and an off-duty paramedic. Ambulance crews worked as a team to deliver advanced life support but sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone there, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was assessed and found with no significant injuries. He was given treatment on scene before being conveyed by land ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further care.”

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Bystander CPR for motorcyclist in Warwickshire

Claire Brown – Thursday 23rd June 2022 – 9.15am.

A motorcyclist in Coleshill received CPR from members of the public before being treated and conveyed to hospital by ambulance staff yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 4.13pm yesterday (Wednesday) to reports of a man who had come off his motorcycle on Blythe Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor and paramedic on board responded to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene, they found bystanders performing excellent CPR on a man who had reportedly fallen from his bike. The team of medics quickly took over resuscitation efforts and continued emergency treatment whilst conveying the man by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. On arrival at hospital, the man remained in a critical condition.”

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Volunteer Terry Set to be Batonbearer

Claire Brown – Tuesday 7th June 2022 – 5.25pm.

A volunteer who helps to save lives in his spare time is set to take part in the Commonwealth Games baton relay next month!

Terry Flower, Community First Responder and Area Coordinator from FastAid Solihull received notification recently from the Commonwealth Games that he’d been selected as a batonbearer for the Birmingham 2022 Queens’ Baton Relay in the West Midlands on the 26th July.

Terry, who has been a Community First Responder in Solihull for 13 years, was nominated by a Sian Bishop of the Stronger Communities directorate at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in recognition of the work FastAid volunteers do supporting West Midlands Ambulance Service in the Borough, looking after the community in their time of need.

Terry will now be one of thousands of inspirating Batonbearers, which includes one of our Student Paramedic’s Ella, who will be taking part in this once in a lifetime opportunity to carry to baton as it goes on its epic journey around England.

Terry said: “I’m tremendously excited. This really is an accolade and it’s wonderful that FastAid have been recognised. I’ve got my uniform, I’ve tried it on, it fits well! On the day I’ve been asked to carry the baton, the relay actually comes through my area of Knowle and Dorridge, so hopefully I’ll be amongst my own community just two days before the Commonwealth Games open, which is tremendously exciting.”

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Man dies in Bedworth RTC

Claire Brown – Thursday 26th May 2022 – 2.15pm.

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

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call reporting an RTC involving a car and a tree on Astley Lane, Bedworth at 8.56am today (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and also Tatenhill attended the scene. An off-duty nurse was also on scene after coming across the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car with one man inside. The man was rapidly assessed and was found to be in a critical condition. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”

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Two to hospital following Longbridge incident

Claire Brown – Friday 20th May 2022 – 12.55pm.

Two people have been taken to hospital for further checks and several other people received assessment at the scene of an incident at a supermarket in Birmingham this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 9.53am to Sainsburys, Longbridge Lane, Longbridge today (Friday). Two ambulances, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics, three paramedic officers and West Midlands CARE Team medics responded to the scene along with police and fire colleagues.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sainsburys and other nearby buildings were evacuated after several people inside the supermarket experienced respiratory problems.

“A total of seven patients were assessed by the ambulance service after displaying minor respiratory problems. Two women received treatment on scene before being conveyed by ambulance, in a stable condition, to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further checks. The remaining five patients were later discharged on scene.

“A number of other people at the scene, who were described as ‘worried but well’, received advice from the team of ambulance staff.

“This was a well-managed tri-service response which, together with the help from retail staff, saw the safe and speedy evacuation of a large number of people. Investigations into the cause of the incident continue.”

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Motorcyclist dies in Solihull

Claire Brown – Friday 13th May 2022 – 8.45am.

A motorcyclist has sadly died following a road traffic collision in Solihull last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls reporting a motorcyclist had come off his bike at 6.29pm (Thursday) on Widney Road, Knowle, Solihull. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers, the West Midlands CARE Team medics and a BASICS doctor attended the scene. An off-duty police officer and a doctor also came across the incident and stopped to render aid.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found bystanders performing CPR and using a community public accessible defibrillator on a motorcyclist, a man, who was in a critical condition.

“The team of ambulance staff quickly took over treatment and commenced advanced life support on scene. Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased a short time later.”

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Serious RTC near Uttoxeter

Claire Brown – Tuesday 3rd May 2022 – 11.15am.

Two men have been taken to hospital after a collision which left a HGV on its side and a van with a piece of wood through its windscreen near Uttoxeter yesterday.

The ambulance service was called at 11.48am on Bank Holiday Monday (2nd May) to reports of a serious RTC on the A50 between Blythe Bridge and Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a HGV on its side up an embankment and a van which had sustained significant damage in the collision including a piece of wood through its windscreen. The driver of the van, a man, was miraculously out of his vehicle and sitting at the side of the road. He was assessed by the team of ambulance staff and found with injuries not thought to be life threatening. He was given treatment on scene before being conveyed by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The HGV driver, a man, was also out of his overturned vehicle and was assessed on scene by ambulance staff. He sustained no apparent serious injuries but was conveyed to the same hospital for further checks due to the serious nature of the RTC.

“Considering the dramatic scene and significant damage, it was remarkable that no one was killed.”

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Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service
Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service