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.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. LONGBRIDGE HAS BECOME A JOKE AS FAR AS TRAFFIC IS CONCERNED. I LIVE BY THE JUNCTION OF LONGBRIDGE LANE AND COOMBES LANE AND WE EXPERIENCE MANY ACCIDENTS AND NOW SINCE THE OPPENING OF THE NEW TOWN CENTRE THE TRAFFIC HAS COME TO A HALT. WE CAN BARELY PULL OFF OUR DRIVE BECAUSE OF THE GRIDLOCK CONSTANTLY. THE VERY RARE OCCASION THAT IT BECOMES QUIET THEN WE HAVE CARS SPEEDING UP AND DOWN THIS PART OF LONGBRIDGE.

  2. I hope they make a speedy recovery,the area is a joke now for traffic, grid locked up most of the road wait in till the road works start and I’ve heard that three of the college in the west Midlands are join the college down the road so that more traffic Birmingham city council do your job

  3. Groveley Lane is a nightmare for speeding cars and motor bikes. I have seen many a time motor bikes doing wheelies. At night and during the day cars speed at stupid speeds, it’s supposed to be a residential area but Groveley Lane is used as a speed track. I wait for the day that a child or elderly person gets killed while crossing.

  4. Unbelievable the fact that they spend all that money on regeneration, and the designers and council have the stupidity to think that a bottle neck of single lane traffic is a good idea in the new longbridge centre. It frustrates and irritates commuters on that route and contributes to excess speed once they are through it, as often it can add an extra 10 minutes into a journey. I don’t condone speeding but I see people getting pissed off with it every day.

  5. sad to hear of a loss of life has happened ,,
    the city planners want to wake up and take note of what has happened and let people who live in the area not out side like litchfield, stoke and so on ,local planning is needed and local people should have more of a say regeneration its a joke all the infa structure should have gone in first grovely lane longbridge lane traffic calming measures not bottle neck,s