Live updates

Man remains in critical condition after fatal crash

A man remains in a critical condition in hospital after a lorry and minibus crash in Staffordshire.

The crash involved a minibus and a lorry Credit: ITV News Central

Two people died and six others were injured in the crash, which happened on the A511 at Tutbury, near Burton-upon-Trent yesterday morning.

Two men are still being questioned by police after they were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Two men arrested after minibus collision

The accident happened on the A511 at Tutbury shortly before 7am. Credit: Sally Hunt

Two men have been arrested for causing death by careless driving following the road traffic collision on the A511 at Tutbury, this morning.

One man is in his 20s from Appleby Magna, Derbyshire and the other in his 40s, from Quinta das Pedras, Portugal.

Two people died in the collision involving a minibus and a lorry near Burton-on-Trent.

Six other people were injured with a man in his 20s, currently undergoing surgery after suffering serious head injuries, Staffordshire Police confirmed.

Advertisement

The scene of the lorry minibus crash in Tutbury

The accident happened on the A511 at Tutbury shortly before 7am today Credit: Sally Hunt

Two people have died in a collision involving a minibus and a lorry at Tutbury near Burton-on-Trent.

The A511 remains closed.

More information can be found here.

The A511 remains closed Credit: Sally Hunt
Six other people have been injured in the crash Credit: Sally Hunt
  1. National

Two people killed in minibus lorry crash

Two people have died in a collision involving a minibus and a lorry.

The crash happened early this morning on the A511 at Tutbury. Credit: Google Maps

Emergency crews were called to the crash on the A511 at Tutbury shortly before 7am today.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Six other people have been injured.

One casualty, man in his 20s, was taken to hospital in a critical condition after suffering serious head injuries, Staffordshire Police confirmed.

Six injured in serious crash between bus & car

The collision happened at the junction of Langley Green Road and Causeway Green Road at around 7.50pm last night. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Six people, including two children, have been injured in a crash between a bus and a car in Oldbury.

The collision happened at the junction of Langley Green Road and Causeway Green Road at around 7.50pm last night.

A woman in her thirties, and two boys who are both thought to be 11, were in the car.

The woman suffered serious head, chest and pelvic injuries. The one boy suffered serious leg injuries with the second boy suffering pelvic injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“All three received emergency treatment at the scene and the woman was then transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major trauma unit, with the two boys being transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, all in separate ambulances. “Three people travelling on the bus suffered minor injuries. A woman and a seven year old girl received treatment and were transferred by response car to Sandwell Hospital. A man in his 20’s also received treatment for minor injuries and decided to make his own way to hospital with a friend.The bus driver was uninjured in the crash.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Advertisement

Ambulance involved in crash in Shropshire

Everyone involved in the accident escaped unhurt Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

An ambulance has been involved in an accident with a car in Shawbury, Shropshire.

Paramedics inside the ambulance were transferring a patient, who was in a serious condition, between two hospitals when the crash happened on Shrewsbury Road this afternoon.

The ambulance had its sirens and blue lights on.

The two ambulance staff and car driver were unhurt.

The Trust will co-operate fully with the police investigation into the circumstances of the incident to find out exactly what happened.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Suspected gas explosion rips apart flats injuring two

Fire crews are investigating whether the blast was caused by a gas explosion Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Two men have suffered serious burns after an explosion at a flat in Birmingham.

The emergency services were called to the flats in Northfield shortly after 8.00pm last night Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Paramedics were called to a property on Aldersmead Road in Northfield just after 8.00pm last night. The cause of the explosion is unknown.

The flats were completely ripped apart by the blast Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers
Two men were taken to hospital with 30 percent blast injuries and burns. Another man was treated for shock. Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

One man in his 30s and another in his 20s were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A shot looking into the kitchen of the downstairs flat, which is thought to be the source of the explosion Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Another man, thought to be in his fifties and living in the flat above where the explosion happened, is being treated for shock and is being cared for by his family.

One man dead and two injured in Warley car crash

A driver has died and two people have been injured in a two-car smash in Warley today.

The incident took place at the junction of the A4123 and Bleakhouse Road, shortly after 9.20am today.

One of the drivers was confirmed dead at the scene while the other was taken to Sandwell Hospital with knee pain.

A female passenger was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital with cuts, back pain and a suspected abdominal injury.

Man and children escape injury after car splits in two in Coventry

A man and two children escaped serious injury after their car left the road and split in two in Coventry today.

The driver and passengers walked free from the vehicle in Fletchamstead Highway shortly before 11.40am.

The man and both children got out of the vehicle and, other than a couple of minor scratches, were uninjured.

Because of the level of damage to the car, all three were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further checks, just as a precaution.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
Load more updates