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Men lucky to escape with minor injuries after serious crash

Six men escape crash with minor injuries Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Six men have escaped with only minor injuries after a crash that left debris strewn across a major road junction.

The collision involving two cars happened at the junction of Bristol Road and Elliot Road in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham at about 2.40am this morning.

The accident left one car against a set of traffic lights and the other without most of its bonnet.

Car crash in Selly Oak Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A rapid response vehicle came across the crash shortly after it happened. It was backed up by a further response vehicle, three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer.

The initial call suggested that it was going to be a much more serious incident than it actually turned out to be.

Three men were taken to City Hospital from the white car – one had chest pain, a second head pain and the third, who was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board, had a leg injury,

A fourth man who came from the dark coloured car was also immobilised with back pain. All four had managed to get out of their vehicles unaided.

Given the level of damage to the cars, the amount of debris across the road, there is no doubt that these four men have the strength of modern car design to thank for avoiding serious injury.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Firefighters called as milk float overturns

Firefighters were called to free the driver Credit: BPM Media

Fire crews were called to rescue the driver of a milk float in Selly Oak in Birmingham this morning after his vehicle flipped over.

Commuters were faced with holdups as firefighters attempted to help the driver of the van, which was carrying crates of milk.

The road was blocked in both directions between Pershore Road and Raddlebarn Road while firefighters removed the vehicle’s windscreen to free the driver.

Milk flowed across the road after bottles of milk being transported in the van shattered.

No injuries were reported but the 76 bus service was diverted while debris was cleared from the scene.


Travellers leave Selly Oak Hospital site after police order

Travellers who settled on the Selly Oak Hospital site over the weekend have left, following a police order.

Selly Oak Hospital in 2008 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

West Midlands Police served a notice under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act this afternoon, and told the travellers to leave by 6pm.

By 4pm, they had left the site. The area is now going to be assessed and necessary works carried out before staff are allowed to return to work there.

The 300 administrative staff who were relocated to other sites run by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust will remain at the other sites for the rest of the week.

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