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Four hurt as 2-car crash leads to traffic chaos

FOUR people were injured in a road crash in the middle of Acocks Green on Tuesday morning.

FOUR people were injured in a road crash in the middle of Acocks Green on Tuesday morning.

One car overturned in the two-car collision which halted traffic in Warwick Road.

Ambulance crews were called to the scene – near to the Red Lion pub – at 10.50am. However, the people involved escaped with minor injuries.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “A man in his 30s and a four-year-old boy were released from the car which had overturned. Both were treated by crews and were immobilised as a precaution before the man was taken to Heartlands Hospital and the boy was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“A man and a woman, believed to be in their 70s and visiting from Ireland, were in the second car at the time of the crash.

“The man was complaining of chest pain and was treated at the scene by crews before being taken to Heartlands Hospital. The woman suffered a neck injury and was taken to the same hospital for further treatment.”

Kevin Fenner, from the nearby Motorist Discount Centre, said: “I heard a bang and I went to have a look. I could see the wreckage on the other side of the road and one of the cars had overturned. The emergency services arrived and they were busy treating the people.”

Another local shopworker said that traffic in both directions “came to a standstill”.

A section of the road had been sealed off following the incident, but the wreckage had been cleared by mid-afternoon.

West Midlands Fire Service said that two fire crews from Highgate and Hay Mills had been sent to the scene, although no one was trapped in the cars.

 

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