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The latest updates from the Midlands ambulance services.

Woman rescued from under train at Birmingham station

The incident happened this morning
The incident at the station happened this morning Credit: ITV News Central

A woman had to be rescued this morning after slipping underneath at stationary train at New Street Station in Birmingham.

It happened on platform 1A of the station at around 8.40am, and the woman believed to be in her 30s was trapped for around 40 minutes.

Crews were called to reports of a woman who had slipped off the platform down the side of a train. On arrival at the scene medics made their way under the train and treated the woman for the effects of a medical episode and also minor injuries. The woman’s condition was stabilised and she was removed by ambulance crews and the HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) team before being transferred by ambulance to City Hospital for further treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Four men injured in crash with lorry in Staffordshire

Four men in a car towing a caravan have been injured following a crash with a lorry in north Staffordshire.

It happened at the junction of the A50 and A521 at Blythe Bridge earlier this morning.

The car was trapped between the jackknifed lorry’s cab and trailer, smashing the caravan.

The driver suffered a chest injury and the passengers had minor injuries. The lorry driver was in shock but unharmed.

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Motorcyclist airlifted following Shropshire crash

A motorcyclist has been airlifted following a crash in Shropshire
A motorcyclist has been airlifted following a crash in Shropshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a road accident in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Broadway in Shifnal at 11.50am this morning.

Paramedics found a male motorcyclist in his 40s who had been thrown off his bike after crashing into a car.

He sustained multiple limb fractures and a bad facial injury.

The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further treatment

Drivers trapped for 45 minutes after car crash

Two people were trapped for 45 minutes after a car crash today
Two people were trapped for 45 minutes after a car crash today Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two drivers spent 45 minutes trapped in their cars after a serious crash in Droitwich this morning.

The accident happened on the A38 at Briar Hill at around 8.20am.

Ambulance crews believe one of the cars had crossed over to the opposite side of the dual carriageway before the vehicles collided.

One woman suffered head and pelvic injuries, and a man was treated for chest and back injuries.

Man dies in Bromsgrove car accident

A man has died and three others are injured after a car accident in Bromsgrove yesterday
A man has died and three others are injured after a car accident in Bromsgrove yesterday Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man has died and three others have been injured in a car accident in Bromsgrove.

The crash happened at 3.30pm yesterday, outside the The Queen’s Head pub on the A448 Stratford Road.

Two young women and a man were taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, while another man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman trapped in car for an hour and a half

Two car accident in Bewdley, Worcestershire
Two car accident in Bewdley, Worcestershire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman in her 60s was trapped in her car for an hour and twenty minutes after a car crash in Worcestershire last night.

Four people were involved in the smash, which happened on the A442 Bridgnorth Road in Bewdley at 9.25pm.

Two patients were treated for minor injuries and a 25-year-old woman was taken to hospital.

The woman in her 60s was cut free by firefighters before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

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61-year-old suffers head injury after quad bike fall

A 61-year-old man has suffered a head injury after falling from a quad bike in Staffordshire.

He reportedly knocked himself unconscious after the fall, which happened in Yoxall, near Burton-on-Trent this afternoon.

A land and an air ambulance were sent to the scene to help the man, who is now be treated at one of the region's major trauma centres.

Crews arrived to find a 61-year-old man who was in a confused and agitated state after falling from his quad bike that reportedly tipped over.

It is believed he was initially knocked unconscious for approximately five minutes in the incident and following assessment from paramedics he was treated on scene for an isolated head injury.

He was then transported by land ambulance to University Hospital North Staffordshire, with the air crew travelling with him to continue treatment en-route.

The nature of the incident meant the man’s injuries could have been much more serious and it is somewhat fortunate that they did not prove to be so

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Driver trapped for an hour after Stoke-on-Trent crash

A woman was trapped for 75 minutes in her car after a crash in Oakamoor
A woman was trapped for 75 minutes in her car after a crash in Oakamoor Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman was trapped for over an hour after her car crashed into a telegraph pole in Stoke-on-Trent this morning.

The accident happened on Star Bank in Oakamoor just before 8am.

The driver - who is believed to be in her 20s - suffered multiple injuries and was trapped for 75 minutes before being airlifted to hospital.

Her injuries are not considered to be life-threatening, but paramedics say she is lucky to be alive.

A woman was trapped for 75 minutes in her car after a crash in Oakamoor
A woman was trapped for 75 minutes in her car after a crash in Oakamoor Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service
A woman was trapped for 75 minutes in her car after a crash in Oakamoor
A woman was trapped for 75 minutes in her car after a crash in Oakamoor Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service
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