West Midlands Police have today appealed for witnesses to a serious collision in Northfield at the weekend to come forward.

Three men were injured – one critically – when the silver Land Rover they were travelling in left the carriageway and collided with street furniture in Shenley Lane just after midnight on Saturday (12th January).

Examining the fallen phone mast | Photo snappersk

The collision, close the the Meadow Brook Road junction, brought down a mobile phone mast and damaged cable cabinets.

The 39-year old driver remains in hospital in a critical condition. The 30-year old rear seat passenger also remains in hospital in a stable condition. A 25-year-old front seat passenger was released from hospital later the same day.

Shenley Lane remained closed for several hours while collision investigators examined the scene.

Investigating officers are asking witnesses – including occupants of another car seen travelling in the same direction at around the same time – to come forwards.

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Sergeant Alan Wood from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This investigation is still in its early stages and we are trying to establish fully why this vehicle left the road.

“The collision occurred just after midnight but even at this time the road is regularly in use.

“We are reviewing CCTV and have established that another car was in the area of the collision travelling in the same direction. The driver of this vehicle could hold valuable information and I would ask them to contact us.

“I urge anyone else who may have witnessed the collision or has information and hasn’t already spoken to us to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org Please quote log number 44 of 12 January.


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