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Man's 'lucky escape' after falling asleep whilst smoking

The fire aftermath Credit: Oldbury Fire Station

Fire crews are have released photos of the aftermath of a fire after a man fell asleep whilst smoking in bed.

They described how a man had a 'lucky escape' at the property in Harborne after falling asleep with a cigarette in the early hours of the morning.


Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car last night

The man died at the scene Credit: PA

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in Birmingham last night.

The accident happened on Croftdown Road in the Harborne area of the city at around 10.45pm.

Members of the public tried to save the pedestrian, a middle-aged man, with CPR until ambulance crews arrived.

Ambulance staff immediately began treating the man, but he was confirmed dead at the scene.


The A4123 Court Oak Road is closed in both directions due to an accident.

The area involved is between Hampton Court Road / Queen's Park Road and A4040 Lordswood Road / Crosbie Road.

Traffic heading away from Quinton is affected and buses are also being diverted.

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