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Man trapped in wrecked car for two hours

A man in his forties was trapped in this car for two hours this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man was trapped in his wrecked car for two hours after a smash near Stratford this morning.

Emergency services arrived on the A46 at Bishopston at 7:30am today, where they found that a car and a van had crashed.

Emergency services arrived on the A46 at Bishopston at 7:30am today Credit: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

“A man in his forties was trapped in his car for two hours before he was released by emergency services.

“He was treated for serious foot, leg, pelvic and arm fractures. The patient was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of splints, neck collar and orthopaedic stretcher before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

“Two men in their twenties who were travelling in the van were assessed at the scene and later released without further hospital treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson


Leaky lock on Grand Union canal under repair

The Midlands is famous for its canals, which are still in use today. But their age means they are often in need of a little bit of TLC.

We have been to one stretch of the Grand Union canal where workers have been repairing a leaky lock.

Hatton Locks is a marvel of engineering which allows canal boats to go uphill - and downhill.

It stretches for two miles and in its day it transported sugar, tea and spices and became known as the Stairway to Heaven.

Mark Gough reports:

Person dies following crash in Warwickshire

A person has died following a crash in Warwickshire.

It happened on the A46 shortly after 5:25pm yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

“On arrival at the scene crews found a car that had collided with a lorry in a lay-by.

Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the driver of the car and they were confirmed deceased at the scene.

No further occupants were found in either the car or the lorry.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Animal welfare charity: Dog attacks on horses rising

An animal welfare charity in Warwickshire says the number of dog attacks on horses is rising.

Dog attacks on horses are on the up in the Midlands Credit: ITV News

The British Horse Society has dealt with more than 80 attacks on horses in the Midlands since 2010.

The figures comes as police investigate the deaths of three ponies who died in Dudley last week after a suspected dog attack.


Motorcyclist airlifted after Alcester crash

The motorbike was badly damaged Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after an accident on the A46 near Alcester today.

Paramedics were called to the scene - just outside Haselor Hill - at around 8am.

The motorcycle had collided with a car, and had been badly damaged. A man in his forties was treated for head lacerations and back injuries before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for more treatment.

The female driver was checked over but did not require hospital treatment.

Police digging near Coventry's Ricoh Arena

Police are digging near the Ricoh Arena Credit: PA

Police are digging in an area of land near the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Officers are excavating off Hales Industrial Estate in Rowleys Green Lane in Foleshill.

They are acting on a tip-off from a member of the public, but they do not believe that the dig is related to any active investigation.

A cordon has been set up, but police have not given any details about what they are looking for.

Hales Industrial Estate Credit: Google Maps

Two injured in M69 hard shoulder smash

Two people were injured on the M69 yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two people have been injured after a car crashed into the hard shoulder barrier on the M69 yesterday.

The smash happened between Junction 1 and the M6 southbound just after 3.40pm.

Paramedics arrived to find that the car was on its roof, and that the two occupants had managed to get out of the car. They had suffered numerous injuries.

Two people were injured on the M69 yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

"A man in his 40s suffered neck and back injuries, and a second man in his 30s suffered shoulder injuries. Both men were being treated by doctors who were passing and stopped to assist before ambulance crews arrived.

“The two men both received further treatment at the scene by medics and were both transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire"

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson
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