West Mercia Police have confirmed this morning that two people – a 41 year old man and a 5 year old boy – sadly died as a result of a collision in Frankley Green yesterday (Saturday 4th November). Three other people remain in hospital and a 9 week old baby was unharmed.
The collision – involving a grey Kia Ceed and a white Peugeot Expert – happened in Ravenhayes Lane just before midday. The road remained closed between Church Hill and Balmoral Road until just after 7pm while emergency services attended and investigated the scene.
A 5 year old boy – a passenger in the Kia – was taken to hospital in a critical condition and has sadly since passed away.
The Peugeot driver (41), believed to be a taxi driver, also sadly died in hospital a short time later.
A passenger in the Peugeot remains in hospital with injuries which are not believed to one life threatening.
Two other occupants of the Kia – a 35 year old woman and a 40 year old man – were also taken to hospital. Their injuries are also not thought to be life threatening. A 9 week old baby also in the car was uninjured.
West Mercia Police Inspector Andrew Bennett said “Our thoughts are very much with the families of those involved in the collision and specially trained officers are supporting them.”
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic event. Thanks and thoughts go to all who assisted at the scene (including an off duty police officer, firefighter and soldier) and the emergency service personnel responding from West Mercia Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Midlands Fire Service.
Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting reference 300s of 4 November 2017.
Cover photo by snappersk