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Three-year-old 'ejected from car' during crash in Tipton

The collision happened shortly after 1pm this afternoon. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A young girl has been ejected from a car during a two-vehicle collision in Tipton which also left a woman trapped for 50 minutes.

The incident took place on Park Lane West shortly after 1.15pm before paramedics and the air ambulance arrived on the scene.

The girl who was ejected from the blue vehicle is not thought to have suffered life threatening injuries. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

“A three-year-old girl had been ejected from the vehicle with damage to its side, but she had been comforted and cared for by bystanders before they arrived.

She was assessed and treated for a head injury, as well as neck and back pain, before being taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Thankfully her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

From the same car, a woman in her 20s, was physically trapped as a result of the collision, before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A third patient from the car, a one-year-old boy, was uninjured but taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service Spokesperson


West Midlands Fire crew deployed to Nepal for earthquake rescue

The nine men from WMFS will help coordinate the UK search and rescue efforts. Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Nine West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) firefighters have been deployed to Nepal as part of international rescue efforts following the devastating earthquakes which have hit the country over the weekend.

Eight have flown out as part of the UK’s International Search and Rescue (UKISAR) mission while the ninth is supporting a Non-Government Organisation, also in a search and rescue capacity.

WMFS is coordinating the UK’s ISAR response on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID). This will involve coordinating the movements of nearly 70 personnel deployed as part of the UK response and providing vital welfare support for them and their families.

“We are proud to have highly-professional firefighters willing and able to help and support the Nepalese people in this time of disaster.

The thoughts of everyone at West Midlands Fire Service are with the people of Nepal, with our expert team and with everyone supporting the international mission.”

– Phil Loach, West Midlands’ Chief Fire Officer

Men arrested after woman forced from car and run over

Two men from Dudley have been arrested after a woman was forced from her car, run over and left at the side of the road.

One of the men from the car ran out and jumped into the back seat while another dragged her from her Ford Mondeo Credit: West Midlands Police

The 26-year-old was forced to stop for a dark hatchback car which pulled up in front of her on Ham Lane in the early hours of this morning.

One of the men from the car ran out and jumped into the back seat while another dragged her from her Ford Mondeo before jumping into the driver’s seat.

The robber then reversed, with the driver’s door open – hitting his victim in the process and driving over her leg as he fled the scene.

Less than ten minutes later, police were called to reports the Mondeo had crashed into three parked cars and that two men had fled from the scene.

A 19-year-old and a 20-year-old man were arrested shortly after.


Top Gear hosts sell their motorbikes for nearly £78k

An annual motorcycle auction in Stafford, including lots belonging to Top Gear duo James May and Richard Hammond, has achieved record sales of £2.2 million.

Richard Hammond and James May Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

All 12 machines entered into the sale at the County Showground in Stafford by May and Hammond found a buyer, raising them a combined £77,625.

It was first announced the bikes would go under the hammer at Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale following colleague Jeremy Clarkson's sacking from Top Gear.

Just because I'm unemployed now doesn't mean I have to get rid of everything. I was going to sell these bikes anyway. And those paintings, and my collection of Scalextric cars. Honest."

– James May jokes about motorbike sale

Man missing in Nepalese earthquake found safe and well

The family of a man from Wolverhampton missing in the Nepalese earthquake say he has been found safe and well.

Mark Williams

51-year-old Mark Williams was on a trekking expedition when the earthquake struck and had last contacted his family on Friday.

So far more than three thousand people are reported to have been killed in Nepal.

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