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Three injured as car overturns in crash

One person has been seriously injured and another two have suffered injuries after a road traffic accident last night.

The crash occurred on the Wolverhampton Road, near to Himley Cricket Club at just after 6pm.

A man was removed from the vehicle after being trapped for about 30 minutes Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

We were called to reports of a two vehicle RTC with one vehicle having rolled over in the crash.

The driver of the car that rolled over, a man believed to be in his 40’s, had suffered multiple lacerations in the crash and also a reduced level of consciousness.

The man received emergency treatment at the scene and with assistance of the fire service, was removed from the vehicle after being trapped for about 30 minutes before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment. All emergency services on scene worked seamlessly together to ensure the patients received the best treatment as quickly and safely as possible.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Woman and toddler trapped in car following crash

Crews worked carefully with the fire service to cut them both free Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman and child were both trapped in their car for about an hour following a road traffic collision with a HGV this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Longford Road and Windmill Road in Longford, Coventry at about 9.45am and sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

The car had suffered significant damage in the collision and as a result the two patients were trapped inside - thankfully they were not seriously injured.

Once crews had assessed them, they worked carefully with the fire service to cut them both free.

The woman, thought to be in her 30s, was treated for minor injuries, including cuts and bruises and was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.The girl, a toddler, was treated for back pain as well as cuts and bruises.

She was also immobilised before being taken to the same hospital.

The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured in the incident.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
The HGV was involved in the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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Cyclist seriously injured in collision

The man was flown to the Royal Stoke University Hospital Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital following a collision with a car yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Longford Road Junction in Newport shortly after 2.20pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance to the scene.

Crews arrived to find a cyclist, a man believed to be in his 70s, with a reduced level of consciousness following a collision with a car.

Following assessment he was treated by medics for a serious head injury and once his condition was stabilised, he was transferred on to the air ambulance and taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Unfortunately, the man’s injuries were considered very serious.

There were four occupants in the car, two adults and two children, all of whom were assessed and discharged at scene.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital following collision with bus

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a bus this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Church Hill Way and Eagle Road in Moons Moat, Redditch, at 8.50am and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

Crews arrived at the scene to discover a pedestrian lying at the roadside following a collision with a bus.

The man, thought to be in his 20s, was assessed by ambulance staff and treated for a serious chest injury.

Crews worked quickly to stabilise his condition and administer pain relief before loading him on to the ambulance - the man remained conscious throughout.

He was then transported to the waiting air ambulance, which had landed on nearby basketball courts, before being flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Man suffers serious injury after car leaves road

A man has suffered serious injuries after the car he was travelling in left the road, rolled and came to rest in a field.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the A53, near to Kingsley Moor Petrol Station, in Stoke just before 6.10pm yesterday and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and two BASICS doctors to the scene.

Crews arrived to find that the car had suffered significant damage to the roof but was back on all four wheels.

There was one patient, a man believed to be in his 30s, who was out of the vehicle on arrival.

“Following assessment he was treated for a serious head injury and once his condition had been stabilised, he was transported to Royal Stoke University Hospital. Two other occupants of the car did not require medical attention.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Woman airlifted to hospital after crash

A woman who had to be cut free from her vehicle following a two car RTC has been airlifted to a major trauma centre yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of the A4103 and Clapham Lane in Rushwick, Worcestershire, shortly before 1.35pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham to the scene.

On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had suffered significant front end damage in the collision, both with one patient inside.

A group of A&E consultants from Leicester Royal Infirmary were already on scene prior to the arrival of crews and assisted throughout with the treatment of patients.

A woman believed to be in her 50s had to be cut free through the roof of her car with the help of the fire service, before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. From the second car, a 19-year-old man was treated for a leg injury and suspected pelvic injury and was taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Busy but 'manageable' nights for ambulance service before Christmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service says it had busy but 'manageable' nights over the weekend.

The service says good planning helped alleviate pressures Credit: ITV News Central

More than 2,400 calls were received by the service over Friday and Saturday night as people celebrated before Christmas.

Different areas in the region saw different rises on Saturday compared to the Saturday before, but all said they received between 10% and 30% more calls this time.

The service says 'good planning' meant that patients received high levels of care.

As you would expect we saw a wide range of alcohol related incidents, ranging from people who had fallen over as they couldn't stand up they were so drunk, to assaults, unconscious patients, and also drug related incidents from people who had taken so called 'legal highs'.

Despite often difficult circumstances, staff remained professional and provided high levels of care. Please accept my thanks for the tremendous job that you have all done.

– Nathan Hudson, West Midlands Ambulance Service

Man taken to hospital as car overturns in Worcestershire

Car overturned in Honeybourne Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has suffered a suspected head injury after the car he was in overturned in Worcestershire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Buckle Street, Honeybourne, shortly after 10pm on Thursday 10th December.

An ambulance crew and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended.

The man had a bruise to his head and a number of other bruises.

His car was badly damaged.

As a precaution, he was immobilised at the scene before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Drivers lucky to escape injury free after crash in Cannock

Crash in Cannock this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two drivers were lucky to avoid serious injuries, despite both vehicles being badly damaged.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Orbital Way in Cannock shortly after 11.05am this morning.

Two paramedic area support officers attended the scene as well as two ambulance crews.

A woman in her sixties who was driving a silver Mercedes had a head wound which was bandaged and she was taken to New Cross Hospital. A man believed to be in his seventies who was driving the blue Skoda pictured, was assessed at the scene.

He was shaken but unhurt and didn’t wish to go to hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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