Appeal for occupants to seek medical help after car smashes into shop and goes on fire

Tuesday 22nd September 2015 – 6.37am – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance crews who attended the scene of a crash that saw a car burst into flames after a smashing into a shop are appealing for those in the car to seek medical help.

The call comes after a call to the junction of Ladypool Road / Oldfield Road in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham at just after 3.10am on Tuesday morning.

When the ambulance and paramedic area support officer arrived on scene, they found a car on fire in a shop unit. The car also had damage to its roof.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Given where the car ended up and the level of damage, we have serious concerns for whoever was inside it when it crashed. There was no-one at the scene.

“Our concern is that they could have head, neck or back injuries and could have suffered burns. All of these injuries could lead to life changing conditions. We would urge them to seek medical help as soon as possible.”

No-one was in the property above the shop unit.


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