University stages fake coach crash for students

Coach crash The university said it was staging the 'accident' to challenge its student nurses, paramedics, radiographers and media students

A university has staged a "coach crash" to help its students train to tackle major emergencies.

Birmingham City University simulated the "realistic coach crash with multiple casualties" for student nurses, paramedics and radiographers.

The "crash", between two cars and a coach, took place on the University's City South Campus.

The university said the crash was an "innovative and exciting learning experience".

In 2013, it simulated a crash between a car and a motorbike but said the coach crash, which was filmed by media students, was "bigger and better".

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Birmingham & Black Country

Weather

Birmingham

7 °C 5 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    08:57: News on the hour Chris Blakemore News editor, BBC WM

    In the news at 09:00 on BBC WM: A Birmingham man says he feels insulted after being told he can't claim jobseeker's allowance because of his private pension.

     
  2.  
    08:41: Ex-policeman caught with cocaine Birmingham Mail

    A corrupt ex-cop is facing jail for the second time after being caught by police with almost £180,000 of cocaine in his car.

     
  3.  
    08:31: Acid attack man to be sentenced

    An 80-year-old from the Black Country who organised an acid attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend will be sentenced later.

    Mohammed Rafiq

    Mohammed Rafiq (pictured) had denied inflicting grievous bodily harm on Vikki Horsman, 20, who was left scarred by the attack in April, when she was aged 19.

    The 80-year-old had denied arranging the attack in retaliation for Ms Horsman ending the pair's relationship early this year.

     
  4.  
    08:20: Trojan schools 'make progress'

    Progress is being made at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures as a result of the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted has said.

    Pupils at Park View School

    Saltley School and Nansen Primary School are making reasonable progress, according to the education watchdog.

    As a result of allegations about a hard-line Islamist takeover, 21 schools in Birmingham were investigated and five were placed into special measures.

     
  5.  
    08:10: Today's forecast

    A bright and breezy day is forecast with plenty of sparkling winter sunshine. The brisk north-westerly wind will make it feel much colder than in recent days.

    Charlie Slater

    A dry day for most, but an isolated shower is possible, most likely towards the north west. A high of 8C (46F).

     
  6.  
    08:01: Travel problems
    • One lane's blocked on the M5 link road to the M6 southbound carriageway because of a broken down vehicle
    • A lane's also blocked on the M6 south between J8 and J7
    • On the railways, there's disruption between Birmingham New Street and Coventry because of a signalling problem

    BBC Travel has the latest updates.

     
  7.  
    08:00: Good morning Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Birmingham and the Black Country today.

     

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.