Four people were injured, including a driver who had to be cut out of his mangled vehicle, following a head-on smash between a car and a taxi today.
This was the scene today when the Vauxhall Corsa was in collision with the Toyota taxi just after 1am on Bloxwich Road in Walsall.
The young driver of the Corsa was trapped in the wreckage following the crash, and had to be cut free by firefighters.
The taxi was carrying one male and one woman passenger in the back seat.
Bloxwich firefighters took to Twitter to release images of the aftermath of the crash:
Taxi driver and lady passenger assisted fom car with cuts and bruises. pic.twitter.com/X46TLSaLfc— Bloxwich Fire (@bloxwichfire) September 28, 2013
One of the cars ended up on the small central reservation of the road, and debris was strewn across both carriageways. The road remained closed off for at least four hours as police investigated the crash.
The Corsa driver had to be cut out of his car by three fire crews, two from Walsall and one from Bloxwich, which were called to the scene. The steering wheel of his car was buckled and bent forward into and across the driver’s seat.
Watch commander Tim Middleton, from Bloxwich fire station, said: “The compartment he was in was bent to such a degree it was across his knees.
“We cut the roof and doors off, pulled the seating out, and off to hospital he went. Although he was not seriously injured he was drifting in and out of consciousness, and he had a large cut across his chin.”
The two passengers and male driver of the taxi were helped by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Walsall Manor Hospital. Mr Middleton added: “They were the least injured, they had cuts and bruises, and the lady looked a bit groggy - she had obviously hit her head.”