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Two people cut free from a car after collision

Two people have been cut free from a two-car collision overnight, one of whom lost consciousness in a crash on Dudley Road in Birmingham.

Two persons had to be cut free from a car after a collision on Sunday night. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The two patients, a man and a woman, were from the same car with both vehicles having suffered front end damage in the collision.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Dudley Road in Winson Green in Birmingham, at 12.55am.

Both cars suffered a lot of damage in the collision. Crews discovered two patients, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s.

The man, who was the driver, had been knocked unconscious and was rapidly cut free from the car through the door. He was treated for injuries to his head and mouth, immobilised and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

The woman was trapped for approximately 30 minutes before being cut free through the roof. She was treated for fractures to her collarbone and arm, immobilised and taken to Sandwell Hospital.

There were no patients from the second car.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Engine ripped from car in dramatic late night smash

Four people were in the car when it flipped in the early hours of this morning. Credit: WMAS

Two people have been injured after a car had its engine ripped out in a dramatic crash overnight.

Four men were in the car at the time when it flipped and rolled over in Brickyard Road in Aldridge at around 2:15am.

Pictures taken by the Fire Service involved in the rescue Credit: Twitter: @AldridgeFire

Two ambulance crews and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene, as well as firefighters from Aldridge fire station.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“One man had a cut to his head, another had back and neck pain. Following treatments at the scene they were both taken to Walsall Manor Hospital. “The two other men in the car were uninjured and discharged at the scene.”

– WMAS spokesperson
Debris is strew across the road after the crash on Brickyard Road Credit: Twitter: @AldridgeFire


Calls for new memorial on anniversary of pub bombings

A memorial service has taken place to remember those killed and injured in the pub bombings in Birmingham 41 years ago today.

21 people died and hundreds were injured in the two bomb blasts, and no-one has been prosecuted for their involvement.

Today's service is also honouring those killed by terrorism around the world this year. Chris Halpin reports.

McFly's Harry Judd Instagrams about Birmingham trip

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McFly's Harry Judd has posted a video on Instagram describing his excitement ahead of holding an impromptu fitness session in a park in Birmingham.

The drummer is inviting the public to join him in a keep fit class in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill park this lunchtime.

The class, dubbed #hangoutwithharry, will begin at midday in front of the lake by the MAC (Midlands Arts Centre).

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