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Teenager in hospital after being hit by taxi

A teenager suffered serious leg injuries including a dislocated ankle after being hit by a taxi in Coventry overnight.

The 18 year old was at the junction of Foleshill Road and Edmuch Road in the Foleshill area when the accident happened shortly after 8pm.

The crash happened in Foleshill, Coventry
The crash happened in Foleshill, Coventry Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Paramedics gave him pain relief before having to reposition his foot and ankle back into place, before he could be taken to the major trauma centre at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.

Doctors were pre-alerted and were ready to receive him upon arrival.

Nicky Morgan asked to intervene in free school row

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has been asked to intervene in a row about the opening of a new free school in Leicester.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The city's first Sikh school, Falcon Primary, was expected to open to its first students this morning.

Parents were told on Monday it would not open because conditions had not been met.

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Driver stopped on M5 was 'drunk' on energy drink

An uninsured van driver was stopped on the M5 motorway overnight for driving erratically - which officers later found was due to a lack of sleep and high levels of Red Bull.

The man was stopped by officers on the southbound carriageway at junction four for Bromsgrove.

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1/2 officers stopped a delivery van on the M5 S/B at jct 4 due to it swerving across the motorway. The driver has no insurance and

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The driver on the M5 had drunk so much red bull along with a lack of sleep he was struggling to control the vehicle

Biker escapes serious injury landing on grass verge after crash

A motorcyclist has managed to escape serious injury after a crash when he landed on a grass verge.

The man, who is about 30, hit a car at the junction of the A4112 and the road to the Kinnersley Arms in Herefordshire at about 4.10pm on Tuesday afternoon.

On arrival, ambulance staff found the rider, a man who was about 30 and from the Leominster area, lying on a grass verge.

The bike had front end damage while the car had damage to the right hand side.

The main concern for the rider was a head injury as he was not fully conscious. He also had facial and leg injuries.

After a full assessment at the scene, the crews decided to convey the rider to Hereford County Hospital.

His level of injury was undoubtedly less serious due to where he had landed.

The woman driving the car was shaken but otherwise unhurt and was discharged at scene.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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