“Given the level of damage to the vehicle, both men have been extremely lucky not to have suffered far more serious injuries.”Read the full story ›
"It's the kind of verbal abuse you have to put up with now and again working at the weekend in the ambulance service."Read the full story ›
A man has died after a head on collision which left two other people injured. The crash happened this afternoon on the A458 between Cressage and Cound in Shropshire.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
“On arrival crews found a car and a 4×4 vehicle that had suffered severe damage and was on its roof. Tragically, it was not possible to save the life of the driver of the car, a man, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
A 62 year old woman who was the front seat passenger was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by ambulance. The 76 year old man, who was the only occupant of the 4×4, suffered head and facial injuries.
An emergency biker paramedic has been recognised for his work with West Midlands Ambulance Service with an MBE presented by the Queen.Read the full story ›
Halloween, Diwali, a payday weekend and an extra hour meant the ambulance service dealt with hundreds of additional calls.Read the full story ›
A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Halesowen, in Birmingham, on Sunday morning (30 October). The incident happened on Manor Way at around 9.30am.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
Ambulance crews arrived to find passers-by administering CPR to a motorcyclist, a man, who had been involved in a collision.
Ambulance staff immediately took over resuscitation efforts and commenced advanced life support.
Sadly, the motorcyclist couldn’t be saved and he was confirmed dead on scene.
Ambulance paramedics are calling for tougher sentences in court to deal with people who attack them. They say more defendants should be sent to jail as a deterrent.
Only this week a woman escaped with a small fine after punching an ambulance worker twice as he was trying to help her injured son. Keith Wilkinson reports.
A worker has been airlifted to hospital with a serious leg injury after an accident at a factory near Kidderminster.Read the full story ›
Ambulances crews say a driver was 'extremely fortunate' not to have been seriously injured after his car flipped over.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received five 999 calls to the scene between the two slip roads on the southbound M6 at junction 7 on Tuesday afternoon.
The man driving managed to get out himself was taken by ambulance to hospital as a precaution after being checked by a paramedic.
An elderly woman has suffered serious injuries after a collision with a small van in Birmingham.
It happened at about 10.40am yesterday near the junction of Silvercroft Avenue and Friary Road in the Handsworth area of the city.
Emergency services were on scene within four minutes of the call, including the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board.
The woman who had suffered very serious injuries. She was anaesthetised on scene and then taken by land ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where medics were awaiting her arrival.
The man driving the van was uninjured but shaken by the incident.