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Man struck by a train at Kings Norton station

A man in his fifties was struck by a train at Kings Norton. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man in his fifties was taken to hospital this morning after being hit by a train at Kings Norton station in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance crew were called to the scene just after 12.20 am this morning.

The man was rescued from the track and treated for stomach and chest injuries.

The patient was immobilised with use of a neck collar, orthopaedic stretcher and pelvis splint. His condition was stabilised before being conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Mountain biker rescued from Shropshire valley

A mountain biker was rescued after falling off his bike in Shropshire this afternoon. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A mountain biker had to be rescued from a valley after falling off his bike this afternoon in Minton, Shropshire.

At around 12.35 pm on the Minton Batch Trail the Midlands Air Ambulance team were called to the scene.

The man, believed to be in his twenties, was riding with two friends when he fell of his bike and injured his ankle.

He received treatment for his ankle injury and was carried back up to the air ambulance where he was airlifted to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

For the safety of the patient and the emergency staff trying to rescue the man, an air ambulance attended the scene and thanks to the skill of the pilot, managed to land in a small clearing in the valley around 200metres away.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Seven injured in six-vehicle shunt on M6 today

Seven people were injured in a shunt on the M6 this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Seven people were injured in a six-vehicle shunt on the M6 in Staffordshire this morning, but nobody was seriously hurt.

The crash happened at 8:45am on the southbound carriageway, about a mile before junction 14.

Two ambulances and a paramedic rushed to the scene.

“Although a number had suffered significant front and rear end damage, none of those inside the vehicles was seriously hurt.

“A woman was taken by ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital with neck and back pain, but it's not thought that it was serious.

“A man was taken to County Hospital in Stafford with chest and abdominal pain, but again this was for precautionary checks.

“Another five men were assessed at the scene and discharged without the need to go to hospital.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Teen found hanging from seatbelt in overturned car

A woman found hanging upside down by her seatbelt has been rescued from her overturned car in Sutton Coldfield.

The woman was rescued through the rear window of her car Credit: West Midlands Ambulance

Firefighters took the 18-year-old out of the car via the rear window.

Emergency crews were called to Halton Road in New Oscott, at about 8.10am today.

A parked car and van were also damaged.

“The woman was complaining of hip and back pain. Due to her position, ambulance staff worked with firefighters to lower her, face down, onto a spinal board before she was lifted out through the rear of the Citroen C2."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The woman was then taken to Good Hope Hospital for further treatment.

Unusual mountain rescue in Derby church tower

A first for the Derby Mountain Rescue team. Credit: Derby Mountain Rescue

Derby Mountain Rescue team were called to an unusual scene today to assist a woman in distress at Brailsford Church in Derby.

The woman had been taking part in bell ringing for the church service when the rope had become tangled around her arm, causing injuries to her arm and to hip as she fell.

Due to the extremely narrow stairway leading to the tower, the team had to use their initiative to rescue the woman and take her down the steps to safer ground.

She was placed into a specialist piece of rescue equipment known as a vacuum mattress, with full body splints which form a rigid shell around a person.

She was carried down the narrow stairs and handed over to the waiting ambulance crew who took her to the Royal Derby Hospital for treatment.

We often get called to incidents that people would never associate with mountain rescue, but I believe this is a first for the team.

We’re just happy to have been able to help and wish the woman a speedy recovery.

– Team spokesman

Man airlifted to hospital after serious sledging accident

A thirty-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after a sledging accident. Credit: Midlands Air Ambulance.

A thirty-year-old man was airlifted to hospital this morning after he fell from a sledge in Leek, Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to a hilly area near to Blakelowe Road, Thorncliffe, shortly before 11am.

On arrival, crews found the man had suffered leg injuries after falling from a sledge.

He was airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.

Following assessment from ambulance staff he was treated for a fractured leg, immobilised with the use of a vacuum splint and given pain relief.

Crews also worked hard to ensure the man was kept warm in the cold conditions.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Motorcyclist 'seriously injured' in crash with car

The motorcyclist suffered serious head, leg and pelvic injuries Credit: PA

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a car in Staffordshire last night.

The accident occurred at the junction of the A5 and Ivetsey Road, Wheaton Aston at around 9.10pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man riding the motorbike suffered "serious head, leg and pelvic injures."

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was transferred to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.

A child who was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash was treated for minor injuries at the scene, before she was transferred to New Cross Hospital for further treatment.

Motorcyclist dies in Solihull crash this morning

Paramedics couldn't save a motorcyclist who was involved in a crash this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Solihull this morning.

Paramedics arrived at 7am to find that a moped and a 4x4 had collided at the railway bridge on Four Ashes Road in Bentley Heath.

“On the crew’s arrival at the scene the motorcyclist, a man, was found lying on the road underneath the front of the car.

"The man was freed and immediately assessed by ambulance crews. Sadly it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after being hit by car

A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Shropshire.

The man aged in his sixties is being treated in a major trauma centre Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Dawley Green Way in Telford at just before 2pm following reports a man aged in his sixties had suffered a head injury.

He is now being treated in the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Man jumps out of upstairs window to escape fire

Two people managed to escape from a house fire in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A man jumped out of a first floor window to escape a house fire in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.

Paramedics arrived at the blaze on Edendale Road in Sheldon just after 1:50am this morning to find that both occupants had managed to make it out of the burning building.

The man who had jumped out of the window was treated for burns to his right arm and for smoke inhalation.

A woman had managed to make her way out of the house through the front door. She suffered burns and a laceration to her arm.

“Crews arrived on scene to find the residential property well ablaze.

“Fortunately the two occupants of the house had managed to get themselves out of the property.

“Once treated at the scene both patients were conveyed to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
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