*Please note: This article contains a photograph depicting the accident scene (no casualties) which some may find upsetting. The photo is at the bottom of the article.
West Midlands Police are investigating after four people were injured in a serious collision between Northfield and Cotteridge last night (Monday 17th June).
The collision involving a white Seat Ibiza – being pursued by police after failing to stop – a Volkswagen Fox and a Jaguar XF happened at around 10.15pm in Middleton Hall Road, close to the Northfield Road junction.
The male driver of the Seat suffered life threatening injuries. Two men and a woman the VW also suffered serious injuries.
Police officers, local residents and passersby rushed to the aid of the casualties before ambulance and fire services arrived at the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they sent 4 ambulances, 2 paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene. A nearby mental health triage car – with a paramedic and a police officer – also attended.
The driver of the white Seat was found in a critical condition and received advanced trauma care at the scene before being transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for emergency care.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A woman and two men from a second vehicle involved sustained serious injuries in the collision. Each received trauma care by the team of ambulance staff on scene before all were conveyed, in a stable condition, to the same hospital for further treatment.”
The four remain in hospital this morning. The male occupant of the Jaguar suffered minor injuries.
The road was closed for several hours while collision investigators examined the scene.
Due to the police pursuit involvement, West Midlands Police has routinely referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for review.
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 note: There follows a photograph depicting the accident scene (no casualties) which some may find upsetting.