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Motorcyclist injured on A38 in Staffordshire

A motorcyclist has suffered a serious arm injury after he came off his bike and ended up in the central reservation of the A38 in Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the dual carriageway near Barton-under-Needwood shortly after 10.30am this morning.

The man who is in his thirties had a serious wound to his left arm.

The first ambulance crew on scene applied a tourniquet to his arm.

They also decompressed his chest for he had suffered a collapsed lung.

With the air ambulance in attendance too, his wounded arm was bandaged and splinted, he was given pain relief and an anti-haemorrhage agent.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The man was taken by helicopter to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.


M6 collision causes delays after lane closures near junction 3a

Two lanes closed after M6 collision Credit: Warwickshire Police Operational Patrol Unit

A collision on the M6 near junction 3a has caused delays after a vehicle crashed on the central barrier.

West Midlands Ambulance Service and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene, where those involved suffered only minor injuries.

Those involved suffered minor injuries Credit: Warwickshire Police Operational Patrol Unit

Ambulance vandalised while crews were treating patient

A second ambulance has been vandalised in the West Midlands in less than 24 hours as it was parked up on a road whilst paramedics were inside a building treating patients.

An ambulance window was smashed as paramedics attended a 999 call to treat the victim of an assault in Shrewsbury in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The smashed window of an ambulance Credit: WMAS

West Midlands Ambulance Service says another vehicle was vandalised in Warwickshire on the same day.

The bumper of an ambulance had been prised off on one side while a crew was inside a property in Ten Acres in Alcester.

The bumper of an ambulance was prised off during the attack. Credit: WMAS

*"It's beggar’s belief why someone would do this to an ambulance, a vehicle designed to help save lives. *

*The ambulance crew noticed the damage immediately after returning to their vehicle and were very disappointed and upset by the incident. *

*Once again, just like the incident we saw in Shrewsbury yesterday, this ambulance had to be taken off the road and as a result was unable to respond to 999 calls. *

Warwickshire Police have been notified and we’re working with them to support their investigation."

– Martyn Scott, Area Manager for Warwickshire

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.

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.

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