A man was seriously injured last night when his car overturned on the Dudley Road East in Oldbury shortly before 11.25pm yesterday.
An ambulance crew, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.
Police and the fire service also attended.
The car reportedly ‘cartwheeled’ several times before coming to rest on its side.
“Before its driver, a man in his twenties, could be freed from the car, it had to be stabilised by the fire service.
“He was removed from the car with the use of a long spinal board before being transferred to a scoop stretcher. He was assessed by the attending trauma doctor. He had a bad cut to his face, a thigh wound, a suspected broken ankle and suspected spinal injuries.“He was fully immobilised, given an anti-haemorrhage drug and was taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”
Fire crews, an ambulance and a paramedic had to be called after a man became trapped in a weights machine at a Black Country gym this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received the unusual call-out request to a gym in the centre of West Bromwich at just after 1pm.
The man had been working out using a heavy leg weight machine when he became trapped. Other people in the gym attempted to free him but eventually it fell to the fire service to help him out of the machine.
The man, believed to be in his forties, was treated for a fractured ankle. He was immobilised using a leg splint before being taken to Sandwell General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
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It's the second Black Country Festival - held to celebrate Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and Sandwell boroughs.
The home of heavy metal music and the industrial revolution will be celebrated today as it is the anniversary of the invention of the Newcomen Steam engine.
The engine is thought to have launched the Industrial Revolution, and a working model is on display at the Black Country Museum - where today's celebrations will take place.
Two people were led to saved by firefighters from a severe fire in a flat above a shop in the Black Country.
The blaze started in the living area above the retail unit in Messenger Road, Smethwick, during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The living room was completely gutted and firefighters using breath apparatus helped rescue the pair. The flat was gutted by flames and filled with thick smoke.
About 20 firefighters from Smethwick, Ladywood, Handsworth and West Bromwich were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is not yet known and there are no know injuries.
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Paramedics say a man is lucky to be alive after the side of a house collapsed on to his car while he was sat in it.
Emergency crews were called to Richmond Hill, Oldbury shortly after 5pm, where the side wall holding up the roof of the house had fallen on to the next door neighbours car.
The man, in his 60s, escaped with just a minor head injury. Investigations into how the collapse happened are taking place.
Fire crews are dealing with a building collapse in Oldbury.
West Midlands Fire service has tweeted a picture of what appears to be a 1930s built house with part of its gable end missing.
The rubble from the collapse has crushed a car parked down the side of the property in Richmond Hill.
Fire crews are on the scene will assessments are taking place to make the structure safe.
Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault in Wednesbury have issued an e-fit of a man they want to speak to.
A 26-year-old woman was attacked as she cut through the alley linking Redhouse Avenue and Pound Road, just after 9pm on Monday 9 March.
A specially-trained police artist has worked with the victim to produce an e-fit of the suspect.
He is described as white, in his late 30s or early 40s, around 6ft tall, slim, wearing a brown leather jacket with a pale stripe, black shoes and dark coloured jeans. He is believed to be Eastern European - possibly Polish.
The victim told police he smelt of alcohol and cigarettes.
"Crimes like this are very rare and we hope that this e-fit image might jog someone’s memory and help us identify the suspect."
Detectives stepped up patrols in the area after the attack to reassure local women.
Officers are continuing to examine CCTV footage and forensic material and are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
They particularly want to speak to anyone who saw anything in the area that night, no matter how insignificant.
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