West Midland Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision in the Bartley Green / Northfield area of Birmingham this morning.

Officers were called to Frankley Lane just after 1am this morning to the collision involving a taxi and Volkswagen Polo.

Sadly, the 23-year-old driver of the Polo died at the scene. His family are being supported by specialist officers.

Two passengers in the car were taken to hospital where they remain this morning with injuries that are not believed to be serious.

The taxi driver and his passenger sustained minor injuries and did not need hospital treatment.

Five ambulances, three paramedic officers, the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found two cars that had been in collision; one had subsequently caught fire.

“There were three men in the first car.  Sadly, one was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The other two were treated at the scene for injuries not thought to be life-threatening and were taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“There were two people in the other car.  The driver, a man, and a women in rear; they were both treated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries and were also taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or to call 101 anytime. Please quote log number 99 of 22 May.

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