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Man rescued after car overturned on motorway

The driver of a car which crashed on the M40 yesterday afternoon, has been dragged out of the boot of his overturned car.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 11 shortly after 1.50pm.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was left trapped in the overturned car and had to wait for firefighters and paramedics to free him via the boot.

"Considering how his car came to rest, the man is extremely lucky not to have suffered more significant injuries in the incident.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

He has been treated at Horton General Hospital in Oxfordshire for minor injuries to his neck and back.


More details following fatal Ansty Road crash

Coventry Police have released further details after a 27-year-old man died following a car crash in Coventry last night (January 23rd).

A black Peugeot 206 and a black VW Scirroco crashed some time between 10:00pm and 10:30pm.

The driver of the Peugeot died as a result of his injuries after a passing ambulance stopped to help him and the other driver, along with a passenger.

Sergeant Tim Rogers, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit, said:

This was a significant car crash which has sadly claimed the life of a young man. Our thoughts are with those affected by the incident and our priority now is establishing precisely what caused the cars to collide.

The 25-year-old driver of the other car has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The dead man's family have been informed.

Walsall Wood High Street: Major delays after serious accident

There has been a serious collision in Walsall Wood in the early hours of this morning (January 24th).

The A461 High Street has been closed and officers are on the scene after reports that a car collided with an elderly man shortly after 5:45am.

There is slow traffic due to accident investigation work between the B4153 Coppice Road and the B4152 Salters Road.

The section of road is set to remain closed for much of the morning.

Walsall Wood High Street closed after serious crash

Walsall Wood High Street is expected to be closed for several hours after a serious crash this morning.

Police have advised drivers to avoid the area.


Woman found in Wolverhampton canal identified

A woman who was found in a canal in Wolverhampton has been identified.

A family in Hemel Hempstead alerted a cousin in Wolverhampton that their mother had gone missing. That person then contacted the police and confirmed the identity of the body found in the canal.

Enquiries are now taking place at the Merridale house where the woman lived. They also continue to search the canal where the woman’s body was found, for clues as to the circumstances of her death.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police begin search of Wolverhampton canal

Police have begun searching a canal in Wolverhampton where a woman's body was found.

Police begin searching the canal Credit: ITV News Central

They are looking for any items which may help identify her.

The woman's body was found in the canal basin at Broad Street on July 24.

Police are looking for items to help identify the woman Credit: ITV News Central

Do you know this woman?

Artist's impression of the woman discovered in Wolverhampton canal Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are trying to identify the body of a woman found dead in a canal in Wolverhampton last month.

This is all we know about her:

• Found in the canal basin at Broad Street in the Wolverhampton city centre in the early hours of 24th July.

• A post mortem revealed she died as a result of drowning.

• She was found wearing both traditional engagement and wedding bands.

• Further tests have shown that the woman was a mother.

• She was dressed appropriately for the weather, and was fit and healthy with no apparent physical marks, scars or abnormalities.

Police are urging anyone who recognises this woman to call them on 101 or leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police search Wolverhampton canal

Specialist search teams will be in Wolverhampton City Centre this morning searching a canal where a woman's body was found almost two weeks ago.

An artist's impression of the woman has been re-issued by officers who are trying to identify the woman who was found in the canal basin at Broad Street on 24th July.

Artist's impression of the woman discovered in Wolverhampton canal Credit: West Midlands Police

Officers say they are searching for items that may lead them to her identity.

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