Man cut free from car in Walsall after crash in torrential rain

A man was cut free from his car after a crash with another vehicle during torrential rain in Walsall.

The smash closed Wallows Lane outside the Morrison's petrol station at about 8.45pm last night.

Firefighters cut the roof off an Audi A4 to release the man who was suffering from back pain.

Another man in a Toyota Avensis had knee pain. Both were taken to Walsall Manor Hospital after being treated at the scene.

The front of the Toyota was badly smashed in and onlookers said they thought it was lucky no-one was seriously injured.

The road was shut for about 90 minutes while the scene was cleared and investigations were carried out.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Steve Parry said: "There were two patients, one with knee pain and one with back pain. We sent two ambulances and a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle.

"Both patients went to Walsall Manor Hospital and their injuries were not believed to be serious."