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Two seriously injured in car collision

One of the patients, a man in his 20s, was treated for a serious head injury Credit: West Midlands Police

Two men have been treated for serious injuries after their car collided with a tree near Pershore last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A44 between Peopleton and Drakes Broughton, near to Stonebow Farm, just before 10.50pm and sent two ambulances, a senior paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

“Crews arrived to discover two patients in a serious condition and lying on top of each other in their car which had collided with a tree. The car had come to rest facing the wrong way on the carriageway.

“The fire service were also in attendance and removed the roof of the car in order for ambulance staff to be fully able to access the patients.

“One of the patients, a man in his 20s, was treated for a serious head injury and a reduced level of consciousness. In order to stabilise his condition he was anaesthetised by the doctor at scene and transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The second patient, also a man in his 20s, was treated for a cut to his head, a broken arm and a pelvis injury. He was immobilised with the use of a pelvic splint and scoop stretcher and also taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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27 school children treated by ambulance crews after crash between coach and lorry

27 school children and a coach driver have been treated by ambulance crews following a collision between a coach and a lorry in Pershore this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Worcester Road and Three Springs Road around 15:00 this afternoon.

The children were aged between nine and eleven years old. One boy was taken to hospital with neck pain. Three other children and the coach driver were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Eight children taken to hospital after coach crash

Eight children and a coach driver have been taken to hospital after a crash in Pershore in Worcestershire.

Police say a collision between a coach and an HGV happened on the B4084 near the junction of Three Springs Road.

The coach was carrying children aged between seven and eight from St Nicholas Church of England Middle School in Pinvin.

They, along with the driver, have been taken to hospital to be treated for minor cuts and bruises.

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Tributes paid to three killed in crash in Pershore

Elizabeth Stanley, Luke Morris and Rebecca Townsend Credit: West Mercia Police

Tributes have been paid to three members of the same family who were killed in a car crash last weekend. It happend on Saturday when their car collided with a tree close to Pershore Agricultural College.

22 year old Luke Morris and his partner Elizabeth Stanley, 24, were both pronounced dead at the scene. They leave a three year old daughter. Elizabeth also had a six year old son from a previous relationship.

Her family say Elizabeth was a bubbly girl and a loving daughter. They say her life was dedicated to her children and she and Luke loved spending days out with them.

Luke Morris's sister Rebecca Townsend was the third person killed in the crash. She leaves behind two children aged six and four. Her husband Craig Townsend was also travelling in the back of the car. He's a critical but stable condition at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Luke and Rebecca's family say they were inseparable from an early age. They were always there for each other. We are all very proud of them; nobody had a bad word to say about either of them.

Police officers continue to investigate the cause of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police name Pershore crash victims

Three people killed in a collision that occurred near Pershore in the early hours of Saturday morning have been identified by police.

Emergency services were called to Avon Bank close to Pershore Agricultural College after a car had collided with a tree.

The driver, 22-year-old Luke Morris, and his front seat passenger, Elizabeth Stanley, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A man and a woman who were in the rear of the vehicle were taken to hospital but the woman was also pronounced dead a short time later. She has been named as Rebecca Townsend, aged 26 of Wick, Pershore, who was Mr Morris's sister. The man remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

"While everything suggests that no other vehicles were involved in this collision, we need to speak to anyone who may have any information about it.

"Tragically, three people from the same family have been killed and we need to provide answers for their next of kin, so please get in touch if you can help.

"We would particularly like to speak to anyone who saw a black Nissan coupe driving on the B4084 shortly after midnight."

– Inspector Julian Smith, West Mercia Police
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