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Triathlon competitor rescued in Shropshire

A triathlon runner has been rescued from Ellesmere Lake in North Shropshire.

West Midland Ambulance Service said it attended an incident at Mereside after receiving a 999 call at 6:30pm.

In a statement a West Midlands Ambulance service spokesperson said:

“A man in his forties was rescued from the water and found to be in respiratory arrest. Ambulance crews treated to stabilise the patient before he was conveyed by air ambulance to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”

Police tweet details of ambulance vehicle crash


Three hurt after crash involving ambulance vehicle

File photo: An ambulance response vehicle Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Three people have been injured after a crash between an ambulance response vehicle and a BMW in Walsall.

The collision happened shortly before 9.30am on Broadway North. A paramedic and passenger in the BMW are in hospital with what police say are 'non life-threatening' injuries.

Broadway North is currently closed between Princes Avenue and Walhouse Road while officers investigate.

Two injured & car mangled after city centre smash

The wreckage of the car after the crash in Digbeth this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has suffered a broken leg and fractured pelvis after a serious car crash in Birmingham city centre in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance service were called to High Street in Digbeth shortly before 3.00am today.

A paramedic who was working at West Midlands Ambulance Service’s City Centre Treatment Unit in Broad Street was sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“One of the injured was trapped and was freed with the help of the fire service. He’s in his thirties and had a broken leg and a suspected fractured pelvis. The injuries were treated at the scene by ambulance personnel. He was then taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham."

Two car collision in Tamworth leaves four injured

Four people were left injured after a collision involving two cars in Tamworth at around 10pm on Wednesday night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched four ambulances to the incident at the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, along with a community first responder and a paramedic area support officer.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said:

Two elderly men were in one of the cars involved. They both had chest pains and were taken to Good Hope Hospital. There were three young men in the other car. The driver and front seat passenger had neck and back pains and were both immobilised as a precaution and taken to the same hospital. The rear seat passenger was assessed and discharged at the scene.”

Three injured in horse and cart crash in Worcestershire

Three people have been taken to hospital after the horse and cart they were travelling in was involved in a crash with a car in Bewdley in Worcestershire.

The collision happened near The Running Horse pub on Long Back at around 8:40pm.

“The first patient, a man in his 30s, was assessed and treated for leg and hip pain and was immobalised with the use of a spinal board.

“A woman in her 30s was treated for a fractured left arm whilst the third patient, a young girl, was assessed and treated for a fractured ankle and back pain.

“The horse was also hit in the collision but did not appear to be injured.

“The driver of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Dramatic canal rescue after man's footbridge fall

These tweets by West Midlands Fire Service show a dramatic early morning rescue of a man who had fallen from a canal footbridge in Birmingham.

Fire and ambulance crews were called to Floodgate Street behind the Custard Factory in Digbeth shortly after 8:00am this morning.

Two members of the West Midlands Ambulance service Hazardous Area Response Team had to wade across the canal to the patient who was trapped on a bank not served by the towpath.

Fire crews from Highgate Fire Station then had to use an hydraulic platform to get the man's stretcher up onto the road and into an awaiting ambulance.

The man was then transferred to Birmingham City Hospital for treatment.

Van upside down after Coventry crash

A photograph of a van which ended up on its roof after hitting another car and flipping over has been released by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

A man and a woman, both in their 50s, had been in the van at the time but managed to escape serious injury.

Paramedics say passengers in this vehicle had a "lucky escape" Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

They both suffered multiple minor injuries, including seatbelt injuries, but were not badly hurt and were discharged by paramedics at the scene.

Six vehicles involved in crash on M42

Six vehicles have been involved in a collision on the M42 at around 7am this morning, northbound between junctions 3a and 3.

A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said:

“Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision involving six vehicles. Three patients were treated from separate vehicles... The man, believed to be in his forties, was treated for a wrist injury...

... A woman in her forties was treated for neck and back pain. She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board. Both patients were conveyed to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch... A third patient was assessed by ambulance crews at the scene before being released.”

Man rescued from river in Worcerster

A man was pulled out of the river at the back of the Technical College in Worcester in the early hours of this morning.

The ambulance service is renewing safety warnings about flooding in the wake of the incident.

“It was extremely fortunate that a paramedic and ambulance crew were on scene within minutes to pull the man to safety.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The man was taken to Worcester Hospital for further treatment.

“It is important that everyone follows the advice of the Environment Agency and other emergency services and stay away from flood control channels, rivers, streams and other waterways at this time.

– West Midlands Ambulance Serviced
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