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The latest updates from the Midlands ambulance services.

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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Ambulance staff restart man's heart after he fell into canal

A man has been rescued from a canal in Acocks Green in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Golden Hillocks Road at around 8:25pm yesterday.

Crews attended an incident involving a man who had fallen into the canal. Apparently, he was unable to swim and quickly found himself in difficulty.

Arriving ambulance and police officers immediately entered the canal to rescue the man and bring him to the water’s edge.

The man, who was believed to be in his twenties, was found to be in cardiac arrest. Resuscitation efforts by ambulance staff on scene successfully restarted the man’s heart and he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Hartlands Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Shocking picture: Men "lucky to be alive" after car overturns in crash

The car they were in flipped over after it crashed into a tree in Staffordshire.
The car they were in flipped over after it crashed into a tree in Staffordshire. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two men are being described as "lucky to be alive" after the car they were in flipped over after it crashed into a tree in Staffordshire.

Emergency services were called out to the junction of the A500 and A34 in Stoke-on-Trent at around 8.30pm last night where they found the overturned car.

The damage to the car was so bad, the engine block had fallen out. The two men in the car who were both in their twenties had neck pains and were both immobilised and taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Man airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a train

A man has been hit by a train near Leamington Spa.
A man has been hit by a train near Leamington Spa. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a train near Leamington Spa.

Emergency services were called to a stretch of track near Leamington Spa station in Warwickshire where they discovered the man, who is believed to be in his mid-30s.

He was given treatment at the scene for serious leg injuries.

Man in hospital after car smashes into pub's toilet block

The car smashed into a pub's toilet block in Staffordshire
The car smashed into a pub's toilet block in Staffordshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A driver whose car smashed into a pub's toilet block in Staffordshire has been described as lucky to be alive.

Emergency blood supplies were taken to the scene of the crash on the A5 in Cannock at around 1.30am this morning.

The car had come off the road, travelled over a wall and became embedded in the building.

It took 90 minutes to free him from the wreckage.

Crews arrived to find the car was embedded in the the Longford House Beefeater public house. The man driving the car was significantly trapped. The man, believed to be in his late 30s, as transferred by ambulance to a major trauma unit for further emergency treatment."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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