[Update] From West Midlands Police at 1.30pm 5/1/18: Police have confirmed that: “The car was stolen on 19 December in Warwickshire. The 20-year-old remains sedated in a critical condition in hospital.” We wish all a full recovery and our thoughts are with their families and friends.
Four people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after the car they were travelling in collided with a building in Cotteridge in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 4th January).
The collision happened at around 1.30am, following a short pursuit involving an unmarked police car, after the blue Ford Fiesta – which police said “was believed to have been stolen” – had failed to stop for officers.
The driver, 20, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. The three passengers – aged 17, 18 and 19 – were also taken to hospital where they are being treated for serious injuries.
Pershore Road was closed between Holly Road and Watford Road for around 6 hours while collision investigators examined the scene.
As is normal procedure in a collision where a police vehicle is involved, the incident has been reported West Midlands Police’s Professional Standards Department has been informed as well as the IPCC.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting log 138 4/1/18. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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