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Van collides with elderly man in Wolverhampton

The man, thought to be in his 70s, suffered a serious leg injury Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A pedestrian who was involved in an accident with a van, was dragged from underneath it by bystanders yesterday.

The man, thought to be in his 70s, suffered a serious leg injury in the incident.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Oaklands Road and Lea Road in Wolverhampton just before 4.40pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Cosford to the scene.

On arrival, crews discovered a man who had been dragged from underneath the van following a collision between the two.

He was treated for a serious leg injury but thankfully appeared to have escaped any other injuries and remained breathing and conscious throughout.

He had suffered significant cuts to his legs and once these were treated and dressed, he was immobilised and transported to New Cross Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


333 jobs saved at Steel firm Caparo

A further 333 jobs have been saved at the steel group Caparo. Credit: ITV News Central

A further 333 jobs have been saved at the steel group Caparo, administrators PwC have announced.

The company which has sites across the West Midlands previously announced more than 300 staff would lose their jobs due to closures earlier this year.

Although 76 were saved due to investment from a Spanish company.

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Jobs fair to be held for Goodyear staff facing redundancy

A jobs fair for workers facing redundancy at Goodyear is to be held at Dunstall Racecourse later.

More than 330 workers will lose their jobs Credit: ITV News Central

In October the firm's bosses announced that more than 330 staff will lose their jobs during a phased closure throughout 2016.

Goodyear have been manufacturing tyres and compounds in Wolverhampton for 88 years.

The first staff will go on December 31st.

Lucky escape for trapped motorist after car hits lamp post

The incident happened in Wolverhampton at about 3.30am this morning. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has escaped with minor injuries despite being trapped in his car for about 30 minutes following a collision between his car and street furniture.

The incident, which happened on Bilston Road in Ettinghsall, Wolverhampton, shortly before 3.30am this morning, caused considerable damage to the man’s car as well as roadside railings and a lamp post.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

On arrival crews discovered a lot of damage to the front end and windscreen of the car, as well as to railings and a lamppost.

There was one patient, a man who was the driver of the vehicle and thought to be in his 30s.

Following assessment from crews it became apparent that the man had been fortunate to escape with only minor injuries, including a minor head injury.

However, he still had to be cut free from the car and ambulance staff immobilised him prior to working closely with the fire service to get him out through the roof.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

He was taken to the New Cross Hospital.

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