A man was killed, a police officer injured and a number of homes evacuated in a series of car crashes across the region.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a hit-and-run crash in The Parade in Dudley.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene at around 8.50pm on Friday, but he was declared dead at the scene.
One woman who lives nearby was one of the first on the scene. She said: “I just heard something which sounded like some sort of bang, and I went outside and he was on the ground.
“I then stayed with the man until the ambulance service arrived.” Flowers and cards left at the scene name the victim as ‘Darren’.
On Saturday, two people were taken to hospital after a smash on the M5 between junctions two and three. Emergency services were called to the northbound stretch of road between Oldbury and Quinton at 6.20pm. A man and a woman were travelling in a car that lost control and hit the central reservation. It then spun several times before coming to rest on its side.
Meanwhile, last night a number of houses were evacuated in Staffordshire after a car collided with a nearby gas main. It happened on the B5016 in Yoxall just before 10.30pm. Residents were taken to a nearby Indian restaurant to get away from the leaking gas. The driver of the car, a woman in her 50s, received minor injuries.
Last night a large portion of a church wall and a gate collapsed after a car crash in Dudley.
The wall of Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, on Trindle Road was destroyed when it was hit by a dark blue Peugeot at just after 9pm.
In Birmingham, a man was arrested after a police car was rammed by a stolen vehicle and an officer hospitalised. The 22-year-old from Birmingham was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of robbery, dangerous driving, failing to stop and drink driving. The stolen Subara Impreza had been spotted by police in Powell Street.
It hit a police vehicle, leaving an officer with bruises.