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Eight cars and two double decker buses in ‘pile up’

Eight cars and two buses were involved in a crash in Sutton Coldfield on Thursday afternoon.

The ‘pile up’ happened outside the Sutton Dental Surgery in Coleshill Street just before 5.00pm. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Three patients needed ambulance assistance and all were discharged at the scene.

The crash in Sutton Coldfield. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

When the call came in, we did wonder what we would find, but thankfully it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been.

In the end, ambulance staff only assessed three patients: A 29 year old woman who was the driver of a car that was in collision with a bus and then hit a lamp post. She initially complained of abdominal pain but chose not to go to hospital and was going to see her GP;

The driver of the bus, who was his 60s, had a minor foot injury but was discharged after assessment;

A 25 year old lady on the bus who said that she had hit head and shoulder on the window. Although shaken, she was uninjured and also discharged.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
The car that hit the lamp post. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

'No one to blame' for BHS collapse

BHS in Sutton Coldfield Credit: ITV News Central

Hundreds of jobs are at risk across the Midlands as BHS has confirmed it is going into administration.

It comes less than a month after the struggling retailer was granted a lifeline by creditors who agreed a plan to reduce the rent on some of its high street stores.

BHS owner, Dominic Chappell, insisted no one was to blame:

"No one is to blame. It was a combination of bad trading and not being able to raise enough money from the property portfolio.

"In the end, we just couldn't reach an agreement with Arcadia over pensions."

– Dominic Chappell
BHS in Sutton Coldfield Credit: ITV News Central

The beleaguered high street chain will file for administration today, threatening almost 11,000 jobs.

BHS in Sutton Coldfield Credit: ITV News Central

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