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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.
The horse was pronounced dead at the scene by an emergency vet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lorry carrying hay bales has crashed on the M6.
Three people have been taken to hospital after the crash with a car.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A man was left trapped in his car for an hour after he veered off the road and smashed into trees in Shropshire in the early hours of today.
The man, believed to be in his 20s, was driving along the A442 near Sutton Hill, Telford, when he crashed shortly before 1am.
Paramedics arrived to find the wedged between some trees, having suffered considerable damage to the front and side.
Once emergency crews managed to free him he was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for treatment to neck and back injuries.
One man was left hanging out of his car window and a second had to be cut free from his car following a crash in Herefordshire this morning.
The incident happened just after 6.30am this morning on the A449 in Ross-on-Wye.
Three ambulance crews and the Midlands Air Ambulance were called to the scene where they found a 19-year-old driver with leg and ankle fractures.
The driver of the second vehicle had to be cut free before being airlifted to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is being treated for a suspected fractured pelvis, abdominal injuries and cuts to his head.