Friday 5th January 2018 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.
Two women have sadly died following an early morning road traffic collision on the M42.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call from the police to reports of a collision involving a car and a van on the M42 between junctions 9 and 10 northbound near Curdworth, Sutton Coldfield at around 3.20am this morning (Friday). An ambulance and two paramedic officers attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a serious collision involving a car and a van. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save two passengers in the car, two women, and they were confirmed dead on scene.
“The driver and third passenger from the car, two men, were assessed by ambulance staff and were found to have sustained minor injuries but didn’t require hospital treatment.
“The van driver, a man, sustained back pain and a hand injury. He was given treatment on scene before being taken to Heartlands hospital for further treatment.”