A woman has suffered serious injuries after the horse she was leading bolted and trampled on her.
The accident happened in Dodford, Worcestershire, at around 6.45pm yesterday evening. A Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene as well as a paramedic and an ambulance.
The woman was apparently leading the horse along the lane when it became spooked and bolted."
“Unfortunately as it bolted it knocked the woman over and trampled on her."
“The woman suffered serious facial injuries and also head and shoulder injuries. She received emergency treatment by the ambulance crew who treated her injuries and immobilised her using a spinal board and neck collar."
The horse was found safe and well after it had bolted by the time ambulance crews left the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance service are advising travellers to avoid the area of the M6 where a serious road accident took place earlier this morning.
Traffic has been halted to enable an air ambulance to attend the scene between Junction 11 A460 / A462 (Cannock) and Junction 10A M54.
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A man remains in a critical condition in hospital after a lorry and minibus crash in Staffordshire.
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 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.
Two people have died in a collision involving a minibus and a lorry at Tutbury near Burton-on-Trent.
The A511 remains closed.
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Two people have died in a collision involving a minibus and a lorry.
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 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.”
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.