An emergency biker paramedic has been recognised for his work with West Midlands Ambulance Service with an MBE presented by the Queen.Read the full story ›
Halloween, Diwali, a payday weekend and an extra hour meant the ambulance service dealt with hundreds of additional calls.Read the full story ›
A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Halesowen, in Birmingham, on Sunday morning (30 October). The incident happened on Manor Way at around 9.30am.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
Ambulance crews arrived to find passers-by administering CPR to a motorcyclist, a man, who had been involved in a collision.
Ambulance staff immediately took over resuscitation efforts and commenced advanced life support.
Sadly, the motorcyclist couldn’t be saved and he was confirmed dead on scene.
Ambulance paramedics are calling for tougher sentences in court to deal with people who attack them. They say more defendants should be sent to jail as a deterrent.
Only this week a woman escaped with a small fine after punching an ambulance worker twice as he was trying to help her injured son. Keith Wilkinson reports.
A worker has been airlifted to hospital with a serious leg injury after an accident at a factory near Kidderminster.Read the full story ›
Ambulances crews say a driver was 'extremely fortunate' not to have been seriously injured after his car flipped over.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received five 999 calls to the scene between the two slip roads on the southbound M6 at junction 7 on Tuesday afternoon.
The man driving managed to get out himself was taken by ambulance to hospital as a precaution after being checked by a paramedic.
An elderly woman has suffered serious injuries after a collision with a small van in Birmingham.
It happened at about 10.40am yesterday near the junction of Silvercroft Avenue and Friary Road in the Handsworth area of the city.
Emergency services were on scene within four minutes of the call, including the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board.
The woman who had suffered very serious injuries. She was anaesthetised on scene and then taken by land ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where medics were awaiting her arrival.
The man driving the van was uninjured but shaken by the incident.
A window cleaner has suffered serious head injuries after a fall in Bloomsbury Street in the Nechells area of Birmingham, at about 12.40pm yesterday lunchtime.
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the CARE Team doctor were sent to the scene.
When crews arrived they found the man had fallen approximately 12 feet from a ladder.
He had suffered a serious head injury and the doctor anaesthetised him at the scene before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
On arrival at hospital, the man was said to be in a critical condition.
Two cars were left badly damaged after a crash on a dual carriageway last night.Read the full story ›
Three adults and two children were transported to hospital this morning after being involved in a two-car road traffic collision.Read the full story ›