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Gardener suffers electrical burns after hitting power cable

A man who sustained thirteen percent burns after hitting a power cable whilst gardening has been airlifted to a major trauma centre for specialist burns treatment.

Ambulances were called to reports a man had suffered burns after touching a power cable in the garden of a Tamworth property just before 10am this morning.

When ambulance staff arrived they found a 56-year-old man who had sustained nasty electrical burns to his left arm, shoulder and chest after reportedly hitting a power cable whilst using gardening tools.

“The man was given pain relief and anti-sickness drugs to help stabilise his condition before they applied cooling burns dressings to his wounds. Ambulance staff also carried out checks on his heart to rule out any cardiac concerns following the incident."

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

The man was transferred by ambulance to an awaiting helicopter which landed in a school field nearby. He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to be treated at a specialist trauma and burns unit.

Ambulance warning over children's safety during holidays

Families are being warned to keep their children safe over the holidays Credit: Waltraud Grubitzsch/DPA/Press Association Images

Ambulance service bosses have warned children to be careful after a boy fell through a disused garage roof while trying to retrieve his football.

An ambulance crew was called to the Blythe Bridge area of Stoke-on-Trent shortly after 12.45pm today.

It appears the boy was on the roof of the locked garage when it gave way, causing him to fall ten feet to the concrete floor.

Police had to force the door open so that crews could rescue the boy, who had head and wrist injuries. He was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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Woman seriously injured after being trampled by horse

A woman has suffered serious injuries after the horse she was leading bolted and trampled on her Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The horse was found safe and well after it had bolted by the time ambulance crews left the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance: Avoid M6 accident area

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.

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.

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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.

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
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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.

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