Teen killed in Tipton car smash

A teenager was killed today when the car he was travelling in smashed into a lamppost and wall in the Black Country, before the driver fled.

A teenager was killed today when the car he was travelling in smashed into a lamppost and wall in the Black Country, before the driver fled.

The 19-year-old passenger was flung out of the car and on to the pavement, he died of his injuries in hospital. Five people believed to have been in the car have been arrested.

Police are quizzing the youths, aged 17 to 19, about who was driving.

The tragedy happened just after 12.40am today opposite the subway in Dudley Port Road, Tipton.

The passenger side of the blue Vauxhall Corsa was ripped out in the crash.

He victim suffered multiple injuries and was given an anaesthetic at the scene by a doctor from West Midlands Ambulance Service. He was taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died of his injuries.

A second man was also treated at the scene for a facial injury before being taken to Dudley’s Russells Hall Hospital.

Dudley firefighter Lee Wilson said: “The driver had run away from the scene.

“We offered to accompany the injured man in the ambulance and we carried on CPR so that the paramedics and doctor were free to assist him medically in the back of the ambulance on the way to hospital.”

West Midlands Police spokesman Lee Page said: “Five men, aged between 17 and 19, have been arrested in connection with the collision. All are believed to have been in the vehicle but we don’t yet know who was driving.”

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist was killed at about 10am on Saturday on the A5 at Crackley Bank, close to Burlington Pool, between the B4379 crossroads and the A41 junction, at Shifnal.

The motor cyclist, who has not yet been named, died before he could be airlifted to hospital.