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Woman biker dies in accident with car in Birmingham

A woman riding a motorbike has died following a crash with a car in Birmingham.

The woman biker died at the scene Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The accident happened last night at around 8.30pm at the junction of Chester Road and Forth Drive in Fordbridge.

She was in cardiac arrest when emergency services arrived and died at the scene.

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was treated for injuries to his face before being taken to Heartlands Hospital.

Five cows killed in car crash in north Staffordshire

Five cows have been killed in a car crash in north Staffordshire.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened on the A51 at Stableford shortly before 7:30am.

“A car, driven by a man in his twenties, had collided with five cows all of which died.

The car was badly damaged, its driver was shaken but otherwise uninjured. Crews felt that had a cow gone through the windscreen, he could have been killed.

This case illustrates some of the hazards drivers may face on rural roads.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Horse dead and three children injured after an accident in Walsall

A young boy riding on a horse and a teenage girl suffered serious injuries after a collision involving a car and a horse drawn cart. The boy sustained a serious head injury and had to be anaesthetised at the scene before being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital. The 17-year-old girl who was on the cart and thrown some distance in the collision was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with spinal injuries.

The accident happened at the junction of Chester Road and Lazy Hill in Stonnall near Walsall yesterday evening.

“A man and two-year-old boy, both from the cart, were assessed by ambulance staff and found to have suffered less serious injuries. Both were taken to Walsall Manor Hospital. “The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 70s, sustained a minor head injury. He was also taken to Walsall Manor Hospital as a precaution.

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

The horse was pronounced dead at the scene by an emergency vet.

Man airlifted and bike bursts into flames after crash

A man was airlifted to hospital in Birmingham after a serious crash this evening Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a crash in Tamworth during rush hour this evening.

The accident happened on River Drive, near the Snowdome, just before 5pm. The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, had come off the road and was flown off his bike before colliding with the central reservation railings and roadsigns. His motorcycle had burst into flames.

When medical crews arrived at the scene, by standers were already administering first aid. The man had sustained chest and abdominal injuries as well as multiple limb fractures.

He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for surgery and emergency treatment.

Man rescued from pond after falling from ladder while saving cat from tree

A man has been rescued from a pond in Worcestershire today after falling from a ladder that was propped up against a tree whilst trying to save a cat.

Paramedics were called to Moseley Road, Hallow, at around 8.15am, where they found a 34-year-old man half immersed in the pond.

Paramedics were called to Moseley Road, Hallow, at around 8.15am Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

He had fallen around six metres from a ladder, which he had put up next to a tree while he attempted to retrieve the stuck cat.

He was in the water for around 30 minutes while the rescue operation got underway.

Crews used a floating spinal board to walk him to dry land.

He was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.

Man rescued after suffering a heart attack in house fire

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after suffering a heart attack during a blaze at a block of flats in Birmingham.

Firefighters were called to Church Road, Moseley, shortly after 7am this morning after the fire broke out.

The fire broke out in Church Road, Moseley, earlier today Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A 64-year-old man was rescued from a flat which had suffered smoke damage.

He was in cardiac arrest but paramedics managed to restart his heart, and he was taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.

He had also suffered burns to his arms and legs.

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Man trapped by collapsed dashboard in crash on M6

A workman was left trapped by his legs for more than an hour after a crash between a flatbed van and an HGV on the M6 this morning.

The man, aged 52, was the front seat passenger in the van and was trapped when the front of the vehicle crumpled in the smash, with the dashboard pinning his legs down.

Long delays on the M6 northbound Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

Emergency crews were called to the northbound carriageway at junction two for Coventry shortly before 5am.

Paramedics and firefighters worked for around 75 minutes to free the man. He was then taken to the major trauma centre at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire suffering injuries to his leg and head.

Traffic was at a standstill due to the closure of the carriageway Credit: MotorwayCameras.co.uk

The middle seat rear passenger in the van, a man in his early 20s, was taken to the same hospital with minor neck pain.

Two other passengers and the driver, along with the lorry driver, were discharged at the scene.

The motorway was initially completely closed, but has since been reopened.

Lorry carrying hay bales crashes on the M6

A lorry carrying hay bales has crashed on the M6.

It happened on the northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 3a around 1:15pm Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Three people have been taken to hospital after the crash with a car.

Emergency services at the scene Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

“Crews found a lorry and a car that had been in collision. The lorry, that had been carrying hay bales, had overturned blocking three lanes of the carriageway.

Fortunately following assessment by ambulance crews both the lorry driver, a man in his 60’s, and the car driver, a woman in her 40’s, were found to be uninjured.

A third patient, a man, who was in a car behind the collision, was treated at the scene for back pain after coming to a sudden halt to avoid the collision. The driver did not require any further hospital treatment.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Two in hospital after car burst into flames in crash

Two people have been taken to hospital after a car burst into flames when it crashed in Warwickshire today.

Paramedics were called to Alcester Road in Little Alne, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden at around 8.40am to reports of a crash between two cars.

The crash happened in Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

One of the cars - a red Corsa - was left little more than a shell after catching fire. The driver, aged 18, was taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire for treatment.

His two passengers, who were of a similar age, were discharged at the scene.

The Corsa was left little more than a burned-out shell after setting alight Credit: Wes

The driver of the second car, a silver Ford, was treated for back and neck pain. The man, believed to be in his 40s, suffered neck and back pain and was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

Van driver suffers severe head injury in crash

A van driver suffered a severe head injury after crashing into a wall in Staffordshire this morning.

The woman, aged 42, was anaesthetised at the scene while emergency crews worked to free her from the van.

The female van driver suffered a severe head injury in the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

She was then taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire for further treatment.

Paramedics were called to Draycott Lane in Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, shortly after 5.30am and found the van had left the road and smashed into a wall.

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