Birmingham Mail : 2020-09-25

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4 @birmingham_live BIRMINGHAM MAIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 News Police at the scene of the crash in Holloway Circus Queensway POLICE ISSUE URGENT APPEAL By CHARLOTTE PAXTON Police block off lanes at Holloway Circus Helpers at scene of horror crash may have caught corona News Reporter A MAN who was seriously injured in a Birmingham road accident was later found to have Covid-19 – and a group of people who went to his aid may have caught it, police fear. They have made an urgent appeal to trace the Good Samaritans who helped the man, who was a pedestrian who had been in collision with a car. He was badly hurt in the accident in Holloway Circus Queensway early yesterday, and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious head injuries. During emergency treatment he was tested for coronaviru­s and the test came back positive. CCTV showed a ‘handful’ of people came into close contact with him as they assisted him until emergency services arrived. A woman, also a pedestrian and known to the man, suffered a leg injury in the accident. It is not known at this stage whether she is also infected. But a police officer, who was in close proximity to the pair, is now self-isolating. “The woman had sustained serious injuries which required treatment on scene before she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to the same hospital for further emergency care.” West Midlands Police closed Holloway Circus Queensway to carry out accident investigat­ion work. It remained shut for several hours until being reopened shortly after 9am. paramedic to the scene, outside the Radisson Blu Hotel. A WMAS spokeswoma­n said: “When ambulance staff arrived at the scene, they found two pedestrian­s, a man and a woman, who had been in collision with a vehicle. “The man was in a serious condition and ambulance staff worked together to administer advanced trauma care before conveying him on alert to hospital. calling 101, and quote log 301 of 24 September.” At the scene, police arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving and drink driving. Yesterday he was being held for questionin­g in police custody. West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a trauma doctor and a critical care An urgent appeal has now been issued by West Midlands Police. A spokesman said: “We urgently need the members of the public who were in contact with the man and woman after the collision at around 3.40am to identify themselves. “They are not only witnesses, but importantl­y need to follow Government guidelines when in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 cases. “Contact us via Live Chat, or by Three arrested after chase ends with Saab smashing into police car POLICE arrested three men after a chase involving patrol cars and a helicopter ended in a crash in Balsall Common. The trio were taken into custody after the pursuit, which only came to an end when their vehicle hit a police car on the A3400. Officers had been pursuing their vehicle, a Saab, amid concerns it had been involved in car crime. At around 10.15pm on Wednesday, the car was spotted by officers heading towards Warwick. Police attempted to stop the car but it made off, sparking a pursuit. The police helicopter was deployed in a bid to track the Saab, before it hit a police car in Balsall Common. A set of bolt cutters, a hammer, screwdrive­r and two drills were recovered by officers. Police appealed for anyone with informatio­n, or anyone with dashcam footage, to come forward. A Warwickshi­re Police spokeswoma­n said: “Minor damage was sustained to the police vehicle and no-one was injured. A 19-yearold man from Leicesters­hire was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, and going equipped. “A 24-year-old man from Wigan was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and a 38-year-old man from Berkshire was arrested on suspicion of going equipped. “All three suspects remain in police custody at this time. Enquiries are ongoing and officers are keen for anyone who was in the area or who has dashcam footage to come forward. Anyone with informatio­n should call 101 or Crimestopp­ers anonymousl­y on 0800 555 111 quoting incident 401 of 23 September.” Successful Contempora­ry Artists FASHIONABL­E AND CURRENTLY AFFORDABLE Selected original works by David Curtis ROI, RSMA (5) Luis Morris ROI (4) Paul Wright (6) Andrew Macara RBA, NEAC (3) Paul Bennett (5) Marion Drummond PAI (5) Darren Baker (2) John Lines RSMA (5) Richard Sorrell RWS, NEAC (3) Andrew Farmer ROI (7) John Donaldson (5) David Supper (6) and one work each by Kate Brinkworth, Andy Waite, Rex Preston, Helios Gisbert, Barbara Stewart PS, Jacqueline Williams NEAC and others Open Daily. One person or couple at a time. 78 BIRMINGHAM ROAD, SUTTON COLDFIELD B72 1QR PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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