A motorcyclist and horse rider were injured in a spate of accidents across the Midlands over the weekend – which included a car crash at a tram line crossing.
A man in his 30s was taken to hospital after the motorbike he was on hit a car in Oldbury, while a woman was airlifted after a horse riding accident near Wolverhampton.
And tram services had to be halted after a road accident in West Bromwich.
Midland Metro said services were suspended between West Bromwich Central and Wednesbury Parkway due to a crash at around 7pm on Saturday.
Passengers on the Wolverhampton to Birmingham Midland Metro said a car had been badly damaged at the New Swan Lane Crossing. Police were called to the scene and the car was towed away before the halted tram services were resumed.
Yesterday, a man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after the motorbike he was on hit a car in Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury at 10.50am.
Police shut the road at the Causeway Green Road junction for several hours following the crash, which was also attended to by two fire West Midland Fire Service crews.
The motorcyclist, in his 30s, suffered back pain and wrist and pelvic injuries and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An ambulance crew responded to a collision between a car and motorbike in Oldbury. A man in his thirties was treated for back pain, wrist and pelvic injuries.
“The patient was immobilised with the use of a pelvic splint, neck collar and spinal board.
“He was given pain relief before being conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”
The road was reopened shortly after 3pm.
Also on Saturday, a woman was airlifted to hospital after she fell from a horse at a livery yard in Nurton Hill Road in Pattingham at about 11.30am.
The Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill near Burton took the rider to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton for treatment.
Police also launched an appeal for witnesses over the weekend after an 87-year-old man was knocked down by a car in Wollaston near Stourbridge on Friday afternoon.
The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries following the crash in Bridgnorth Road, opposite Aldi supermarket at 2.55pm.
The man’s condition is now described as stable.