Thursday 23rd May 2013 – 7.00pm – Claire Brown.
A man and a woman have died in a road traffic collision in Oldbury this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to reports of a collision involving two cars on the A4123 Wolverhampton Road at the junction of Brandhall Road shortly after 1.20pm earlier today (Thursday). Four ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found two cars which had been involved in a significant collision. A man and a woman were in one car and were both in cardiac arrest.
“Sadly, it quickly became apparent to crews that nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
“Crews pulled the man from the wreckage and administered advanced life support at the roadside. Sadly, despite their best efforts, he was also confirmed dead a short time later.
“The driver of the second car, a man believed to be in his 30s, sustained a leg injury and was treated on scene before being taken to City Hospital by land ambulance. The passenger from the same car, a 26 year old man, sustained a pelvic injury, chest pain and a laceration to his head in the crash. He was given pain relief by crews and assessed before being extricated from the car with help from the fire service. He was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.”