Ambulance updates

The latest updates from the Midlands ambulance services.

6-year-old has brake embedded in leg after bike fall

A 6-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital after a brake lever from a bike was embedded in her leg
A 6-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital after a brake lever from a bike was embedded in her leg Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A 6-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital after a brake lever from a bike was embedded in her leg in a freak accident in Birmingham.

She had been cycling on a dirt track yesterday afternoon in a park off Pithall Road in the Shard End area when she fell and the brake lever went into her thigh.

The first crew on scene requested firefighters come and remove the handlebars from the bike so that the lever could be kept in place as she was taken to hospital. The girl was given pain relief and sedated by the doctor before he travelled with her to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where the lever could be removed."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Window blasted out of house in gas cylinder explosion

A gas cylinder exploded inside a Black Country home overnight, blasting the front window out onto the lawn and blowing a door off its hinges.

Paramedics were called to The Straits in Lower Gornal, Dudley, at around 8pm yesterday
Paramedics were called to The Straits in Lower Gornal, Dudley, at around 8pm yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Paramedics were called to The Straits in Lower Gornal, Dudley, at around 8pm yesterday to reports of an explosion.

Two men were inside the house at the time but were not injured.

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Four children escape injury in motorway crash

Four children escaped serious injury when the car they were travelling in smashed into a motorway central reservation.

Paramedics were called to the eastbound carriageway of the M54, near junction six at Telford shortly after 3.35pm yesterday.

The car smashed into the central reservation of the M54 yesterday afternoon
The car smashed into the central reservation of the M54 yesterday afternoon Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The driver, a woman in her 30s, was cut free from the car and was taken to Princess Royal Hospital suffering seat belt injuries, an arm injury and neck pain.

Two of the children were treated for minor injuries and the other two were assessed and found to be uninjured.

Man's face burnt following bonfire explosion

A man has been burnt on his face, neck and ear after his bonfire exploded.
A man has been burnt on his face, neck and ear after his bonfire exploded. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has been burnt on his face, neck and ear after his bonfire exploded.

Paramedics were called out to Hayes Lane in Stourbridge yesterday afternoon after the 26-year-old poured accelerant onto the bonfire.

Advanced paramedic, Ste Hill, said:

The 26 year old from the Pedmore area said that he was concerned about the rain coming and wanted to get the fire going before it arrived. Fortunately for him, the burns to his neck, ear and side of his face had blistered but were not as serious as they could have been."

Man airlifted to hospital after fall from quad bike

A man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a serious head injury falling from a quad bike.

It happened in a field off Banbury Road in Warwick yesterday afternoon. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

On arrival, crews discovered a man, believed to be in his 40s, who had fallen from a quad bike whilst out riding.

Ambulance staff quickly assessed the man and began treating him for head and arm injuries.

He was anaesthetised before being flown to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

The hospital had been pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the man’s arrival.

Nobody else was involved or injured in the incident.

Artic lorry drivers help paramedics at motorway crash

Articulated lorry drivers formed a barricade to protect paramedics treating people injured in a crash on the M5 motorway until help arrived.

The crash closed off the southbound carriageway of the M5 between junctions five for Droitwich and six for Worcester due to the multi-vehicle crash.

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Currently in attendance at serious RTC M5 south with @cmpg and @hwfire - always on my way home - M5 closed http://t.co/i9O8Q9lnji

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@hatraffic_wmids @cmpg thanks to the Artic drivers that stepped up to the mark and blocked the carriageways. Kept me safe till help arrived

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Driver cut free from car after smashing into off-licence

A pensioner had to be cut free from her car after veering off the road and smashing into an off-licence in Warwick this afternoon.

Paramedics were called to Stratwicks Ltd off-licence and video hire shop in Reardon Court, Woodloes Avenue South, shortly before 2.10pm.

The car crashed into Stratwicks Ltd in Woodloes Avenue South at around 2.10pm
The car crashed into Stratwicks Ltd in Woodloes Avenue South at around 2.10pm Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The woman, in her 80s, was shaken but not injured in the crash - but a man who was in the shop, believed to be in his 60s, suffered a minor leg injuries.

He was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

Four injured as car ends up in field after crash

A car has ended up in a field and another has been massively damaged as four people suffered injuries in a crash.

It happened at the junction of the B5027 Uttoxeter Road and the B5066 Hilderstone Road, to the east of Stone in Staffordshire.

A mother and her son were in the car that went into the field. The mother suffered a suspected broken wrist while her son was essentially unhurt. Both were taken to Stafford Hospital.

One man in the other car suffered a head injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire, but it is thought his injuries are not too serious. The second man complained of shoulder injuries. He was taken by land ambulance to the same hospital.

Woman breaks pelvis after horse lands on top of her

A horse rider in Staffordshire has been injured after falling from her mount, which then landed on top of her.

It happened to a 20-year-old in land off the A521 between Cheadle and Forsbrook at around 12.15pm today.

Ambulance staff that treated the woman were told that for some reason the horse reared up and unseated her, then landed on top of her, fracturing her pelvis.

She was airlifted to the University Hospital North Staffordshire for treatment.

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