A woman was cut free from a car following a smash on a road outside a Dudley school during rush hour today.
The driver, in her 40s, was released by firefighters after the Vauxhall Corsa she was driving ended up embedded in railings outside Woodsetton School at the junction of High Arcal Drive and Fir Tree Drive.
The car narrowly missed a lamp-post before crashing into the railings.
Emergency services were called to the accident which involved three cars, at around 8.30am.
Traffic was diverted around the damaged cars causing tailbacks for motorists driving between Sedgley and Dudley.
Chris Kowalik from West Midlands Ambulance Service said the injured woman, who was suffering from neck pain, was taken to Dudley’s Russells Hall Hospital after being cut free by fire crews.
“She was immobilised because of her neck pain,” he added.
No one was injured in the other cars,which were a Citroen people carrier and a Kia.
The scene was cleared by 10.30am.
The railings outside the school were damaged in the crash.
Fiona Howard, aged 29, who lives in High Arcal Drive, said: “We just heard a screeching noise and thought it was an accident.”
West Midlands Police spokesman Deb Edmonds confirmed officers were called at around 8.30am.
“The fire service were there to cut one person out of their car,” she said.
Crew commander Andy Clay, of Dudley Fire Station, said: “The woman was trapped by her injuries. We got removed her from the car with the ambulance service and she was taken to hospital.”