Six injured in Walsall crashes

Six people were taken to hospital after two crashes in the Walsall area within the space of 90 minutes.

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In the first incident two cars collided in Wolverhampton Road, Pelsall, just before 4pm yesterday.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover two cars that had been in collision, one with front end damage and one that had received a side impact.

“One of the cars involved in the collision went on to hit a wall. The woman passenger from that car, believed to be in her 50s, received treatment from paramedics for neck pain. She was also given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being transported to New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 50s, was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

“From the second car, crews treated a woman in her 20s for an arm injury and a female teenager for minor injuries, both of whom were taken to Sandwell General Hospital.”

The second incident took place on the M6 northbound at junction eight just after 5.20pm.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had been in collision, one that had suffered front end damage and one that had suffered rear end damage.

“Two patients from the same car were treated for minor abdominal injuries, a woman in her 30s and a female teenager.

“They were both transported to Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”