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Woman in major trauma centre after collision

The woman was sent to a major trauma centre Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after the 4×4 she was in rolled down an embankment into trees after a crash with another 4×4.

It happened on the A449 at Prestwood, Stourbridge yesterday afternoon (23 February).

The woman was sent to a major trauma centre Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

When crews arrived they found one 4×4 with significant front end damage, but a second one down an embankment in trees after it had rolled over.

The 67 year old woman driving the second vehicle had a fractured ankle and chest injuries.

There were two people in the other 4×4. The driver, a 50 year old man was complaining of back pain and had multiple abrasions. The 49 year old woman had seatbelt injuries. Both were taken to Russells Hall Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
The woman was sent to a major trauma centre Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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Firefighters recovering after wall smash

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Five firefighters are recovering after the engine they were in crashed through a wall on Stourbridge ring road while responding to a 999 call on Saturday. The incident took place at the junction with High Street, Audnam. The vehicle was extensively damaged, but has been replaced by another in the fleet to ensure a full service for the community. All involved have now left the hospital. Members of the fire service took to twitter to wish them a speedy recovery.

20-year-old motorcyclist dead after Stourbridge crash

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A 20-year-old motorcyclist has died after a crash in Stourbridge.

The rider came off the black Harley Davidson bike at around 2.10am today on Brettell Lane in Brierley Hill.

Despite the efforts of emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s family is being supported by specially trained officers from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit. Officers from the unit are working to understand exactly what happened.

The circumstances leading up to the fatal crash are still unclear and we are working hard build a better picture of events in the moments before the incident.

Our thoughts are with the biker’s family who have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.

If you can help us with this investigation and have not yet spoken to officers at the scene, then I would please ask that you give us a call on 101.

– Sgt Chris Ridge
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