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Eight-year-old girl kicked in the head by a horse in Malvern

West Midlands air ambulance Credit: West Midlands Ambulance

An eight-year-old girl was kicked in the head by a horse in Malvern and had to be airlifted to hospital shortly before 7.50am this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to a property in Blackmore Park Road, Malvern Wells.

She sustained a nasty head wound and was unconscious for a short time.

She arrived at Birmingham Children's Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The eight-year-old girl had reportedly been kicked in the head by a horse.

Upon assessment, ambulance staff found she had sustained a nasty head wound and suspected she had been knocked unconscious for a short time.

Ambulance staff gave the girl pain relief and anti-sickness drugs to help manage her condition before she was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Five people injured in serious two-car smash

Five people have been injured and taken to hospital after a serious two-car smash in Worcestershire tonight.

Emergency crews were called to Hanbury Road, Droitwich, shortly before 7pm to find the two cars were badly damaged, with three people trapped inside.

The driver of one of the cars, a 51 year old man, suffered a serious chest injury and a nasty leg wound, along with a suspected head injury. He had to be cut free from the car before being taken to the major trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Three people had to be cut free after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The two rear passengers from the second car, a man and a woman, were also trapped and had to be cut free.

The man, 59, was suffering pain in his back, chest and abdomen, while the woman, 51, was suffering back, neck and chest pain. They were both taken to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment and assessment.

The female driver and male front seat passenger of the car had managed to climb out themselves before the emergency services arrived.

Paramedics were concerned about suspected spinal injuries so they were immobilised and taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for assessment.

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12 injured after 'chemical incident' at college

Twelve people were injured after a small 'chemical incident' at a college in Hodge Hill in Birmingham.

The chemical incident happened at Hodge Sports and Enterprise College Credit: ITV News Central

Ambulance crews were called to Hodge Sports and Enterprise College in Bromford Road at around 8am.

West Midlands Ambulance Service assessed 12 people who reportedly cam into contact with a small amount of Bromine.

An ambulance leaving the college earlier today Credit: ITV News Central

Two female patients received treatment after suffering a sore throat and nose and were transferred to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution.

Ten further patients were assessed at the scene by medics and did not require hospital treatment and were discharged.

All of the patients were adults and no children were in attendance when the incident occurred.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Man dies in lorry crash on A50 in Staffordshire

A man has died in a lorry crash on the A50 near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire this morning.

It happened just before 7am, when two HGVs crashed. The westbound direction of the road is still closed.

A second lorry driver was taken to hospital.

Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving two HGVs.

Sadly, despite the effort of medics the lorry driver was confirmed dead at the scene. A man, believed to be in his fifties and the driver of the second lorry involved was treated for back and neck pain. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and orthopaedic stretcher before being taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

11 treated after a car and minibus crash

Eleven people had to be treated after a crash involving a car and minibus this afternoon in Birmingham.

The smash happened in Bromford Road, Hodge Hill at around 3.15pm.

The three occupants from the car, a man, a woman and a two-year-old child, were assessed by ambulance staff.

The child sustained a minor head injury and the two adults suffered less serious injuries. All three were taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment. In the mini bus were two adults and six children, aged between eight and 11. Once assessed, ambulance crews found that four of the children and the driver were uninjured and were discharged from care at the scene.

The remaining two children and an adult from the mini bus sustained a range of minor injuries and were also taken to the same hospital as a precaution.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

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Man 'overcome by fumes' while working down manhole

A man has been taken to hospital after being overcome by fumes while working on a building site in Shropshire today.

Paramedics were called to a building site shortly after 10.30am Credit: ITV News Central

The man, in his 20s, was working down a manhole in Wensley Green in the Woodside area of Telford this morning when it is believed he started to suffer the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Emergency services were called shortly after 10.30am. Crews lifted him out of the manhole and stabilised him before taking him to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford for further treatment.

Woman seriously injured after crashing into tree

A woman was seriously injured and had to be cut free from her car after crashing into a tree in Worcestershire this morning.

The crash happened in Wythall at around 7.30am Credit: ITV News Central

The driver, in her 20s, was trapped after the smash in Druids Lane, Wythall, at around 7.30am.

She was treated for serious head and chest injuries and was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

The hospital was alerted to the seriousness of her condition ahead of her arrival.

Two crashes on the M6 this morning

Paramedics were called to two separate crashes on the M6 this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Paramedics were called to two separate crashes on the M6 this morning.

Emergency services received a call at 8.15am after a car and a lorry crashed between junction 3 and 2 southbound.

A man was treated at the scene before being taken to Walsgrave hospital in Coventry as a precaution.

Less than an hour later, ambulances were sent to the M6 again - this time, to deal with a crash near junction 6 of the southbound carriageway. A car and two lorries had collided.

One patient was treated for a leg injury and taken to Heartlands Hospital.

Climber injured in 40ft fall from rock face

A climber was airlifted to hospital after falling around 40 feet from a rock face in the Staffordshire Peak District today.

The man fell around 40 feet from a rock face in the Staffordshire Peak District today Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The man, in his 20s, was treated for cuts to his head and back pain after falling the equivalent of a three-storey house in the Upper Hulme area, shortly before 1pm.

He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further treatment and assessment.

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