Four injured in two-car Wolverhampton smash

This was the dramatic scene when two cars crashed, injuring four people.

One man suffered a broken leg while another suffered a head injury when the Vauxhall Corsa they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus estate car in Wolverhampton last night.

Two other men in the Ford were also treated at the scene by paramedics following the smash, in Evans Street, Whitmore Reans.

The road was closed for several hours following the crash and an investigation into the cause of the accident has now been launched by traffic police.

Watch Commander Ivan Lilley, of Wolverhampton fire station, said his crews removed the roof from the dark-coloured Corsa to assist ambulance staff.

“When we arrived the paramedics were already there tending to the injured. There were two men in the Corsa, a third man was lying on the ground being seen to, while a fourth man was on his feet.

“More ambulances were sent for to deal with the four casualties. At least two of them were taken to New Cross Hospital for treatment.

“We used cutting gear to remove the roof from the one car to help the ambulance crews treat and stabilise the casualties. We help to place one of them on a spinal board.”

The accident happened shortly before 9.30pm near to the junction with Dunstall Road, which was also closed for a short period.

West Midlands Police force traffic unit were last night at the scene as an investigation was launched to find the cause of the collision.