Post updated 14.30 hours, 10/3/16
A man and a woman, both in their twenties, have been seriously injured in a collision in Longbridge this morning (Thursday 10th March). The woman, a passenger in a black Vauxhall Corsa, remains in a critical condition this afternoon.
Fire crews worked to free the pair from their car after it collided with a white Vauxhall Vivaro van in Grovelley Lane at around 6am.
Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a responder paramedic and the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team with a doctor on board attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van which had been involved in a collision. The occupants of the car, a man and a woman, were trapped in the vehicle and ambulance staff worked quickly with the fire service to rapidly extricate them both.
“The passenger, a woman believed to be in her 20s, was unconscious and required advanced trauma care by ambulance staff and the doctor. Once stabilised she was alerted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further specialist care.
“The driver, a man in his 20s, suffered a serious injury in the collision. He was given treatment at the roadside before being blue lighted to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The driver of the van, a man in his 30s, was assessed by ambulance staff but was discharged on scene.”
The road remained closed until around 1pm.
Sergeant Paul Hughes form the forces collision investigation unit said: “This collision occurred on a popular commuter route and I am keen to speak to anyone who recalls seeing either vehicle in particular just before the collision.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police’s collision investigation unit on 101.