Sunday 24th March 2013 – 6.45am – Steve Parry.
Five people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Walsall overnight.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Ablewell Street, Walsall just after 2am.
Two ambulances; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle; a paramedic officer, and a doctor from the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision following reports that a taxi had collided with a lamppost.
“Five men, in their late teens and early twenties, travelling in the back of the taxi were treated at the scene by ambulance staff.
“Three men received minor cuts and abrasions. One patient suffered an arm injury and a further male was complaining of neck pain.
“All the patients were taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.
“The driver of the taxi was assessed at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.”