A car smashed into a central reservation and lamp post, causing hours of disruption for drivers along a busy dual carriageway.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle after the crash on the A4041 Newton Road in Great Barr.
The black Alfa Romeo involved in the smash, which is believed to have been carrying a man, woman and child, struck the lamppost outside the Malt Shovel pub, heading towards the Scott Arms junction.
That caused tailbacks of around a quarter of a mile in both directions, with only one lane open in each direction. The car and debris were cleared by 2.30pm yesterday, almost three hours after the crash at 11.45am. The lamppost had to be removed, while an oil spill was also cleared.
One eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, said: “It looked as though the car lost control, went into a spin and hit the central reservation.
“There was a gentleman driving, a lady passenger and a baby in the back which looked around one-year-old.
“The lady had an injury to her left eye but the baby seemed fine.” West Midlands Ambulance Service said that one person was taken to Sandwell Hospital, after it sent two ambulances to the scene.
In July, a pregnant woman and two children had to be taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in overturned on the same road.
The car, a Vauxhall Corsa, then skidded and the driver lost control, before the car rolled multiple times and hit a tree.
The woman was seven months pregnant and was with two children aged five and eight when the accident occurred.
The three were however outside of the car when fire crews arrived and they were taken to City Hospital in Birmingham having suffered only minor injuries.