Weather warnings as falling trees injure many

Nuneaton paramedics were called to find a woman who survived after her car was crushed by a tree trunk Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

High winds and heavy rain have brought chaos to the West Midlands today.

Aside from flooding in many parts, strong winds tore down trees with West Midlands Ambulance service being called to many injured people.

An elderly man was struck by a falling tree that took down a lampost as he walked his dog in Perry Barr, sustaining a cut to his head.

Two teenage girls were hit by a falling tree in Stourbridge around 4.00pm, one sustained a serious head injury the other an jury to her shoulder. Both were taken to Russell's Hall Hospital.

In Nuneaton paramedics were called to find a woman who survived after her car was crushed by a tree trunk.

The ambulance service spokesman added:

"The driver, a woman in her 50s, had miraculously only suffered a cut to her head.

"She was treated on scene and, given the nature of the incident, was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board, before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire as a precaution."

The Environment Agency urged people in affected areas, including Warwickshire and Worcestershire, to keep up to date with the latest warnings.

An elderly man was struck by a falling tree that took down a lampost as he walked his dog in Perry Barr, sustaining a cut to his head Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

People were also being urged to stay away from swollen rivers and to avoid driving through flood waters, and Network Rail advised commuters to follow transport updates on Twitter under the hashtag #ukrain.

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Floods have hit areas across the Midlands, flooding homes and roads - creating traffic chaos. No more rain is forecast today but there are still flood warnings in place.