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Paramedics attend crash in their own hospital car park

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Hospital staff were left stunned after they responded to reports of a car on top of a 4×4 and another two vehicles damaged in their own car park.

The incident happened at Warwick Hospital at about 4.20pm on Wednesday (16 March) afternoon.

An ambulance crew ran to the scene and were backed up by a further ambulance and a paramedic area support officer.

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The driver of the 4x4 Land Rover appeared to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel. The vehicle then collided with a white van and a red Seat. The Seat had been pushed through a small wall and had come to rest on the bonnet of a silver BMW.

The driver of the Land Rover was taken into the hospital for further tests. No one else was injured.


Weekend Picks: Beer Festival

Moseley and Kings Heath Beer Festival: Fri 5th - Sat 6th Feb (Moseley, Birmingham)

Visitors can choose from more than forty craft beers Credit: Frank May/DPA/PA Images

Back for its third year, this weekend Moseley Roundtables are holding a charity beer festival.

Visitors will be able to choose from more than forty craft beers and more than 15 bespoke ciders. There’ll also be live entertainment and hot food available on both dates.

For prices, opening times and more information visit:

New 'treadmill desk' lets staff exercise as they work

The treadmill desk Credit: BPM Media

A university in the Midlands has found a new way to help its staff keep healthy - by installing a desk in their office which doubles up as a treadmill.

The University of Warwick has invested thousands of pounds in the new apparatus, named the ‘Lifespan Treadmill Desk’.

The new piece of kit is made up of a moving walkway attached to a large desk top. The desk can be adjusted to let different members of staff use it comfortably.

But staff won’t be breaking any world records just yet - they can only reach speeds of up to four miles per hour as they work.

Man dies at side of carriageway after crash on the M40

File photo of the M40. Credit: PA

A man has died after a crash on the M40 motorway.

It happened at around 1am on the northbound carriageway between junctions 15 - 16 just before a bridge over Stratford Canal.

When emergency services arrived they found a car with considerable damage on the embankment at the side of the road. The man was found on the carriageway and died at the scene.

The northbound carriageway remains closed while investigations continue.

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