A young girl was rushed to hospital with a head injury after a BMW collided with a taxi.
The cars crashed head-on in Bloxwich High Street near to the junction with The Pinfold and Field Road just before 5pm yesterday.
The girl, who is thought to be aged around nine or 10, was a passenger in a BMW car which collided with a Vauxhall Vectra taxi.
Paramedics at the scene lifted the girl from the wreckage and she was taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The taxi driver, a man in his late 30s, was taken to hospital to be checked over as a precaution. Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
A force spokesman said: “Our main concern at the moment is for the injured child.
“We would like to ask anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to contact us as soon as possible.”
Police closed off part of the road while they conducted their inquiries.
Firefighters from Walsall fire station were also called to the scene
Crew commander Steven Whitworth said: “It was a head-on collision. The girl had a serious head injury.”
Jane Wright, who lives on nearby High Street, said the area had become something of an accident blackspot.
“In the last few years I have had two of my own cars parked outside my house written-off when drivers have lost control of their cars as they come around the bend,” she said.
“We have had to stop parking there because of the insurance,” she added.
Anyone with information should contact Force Police Traffic Department on 101.