A major road closed in both directions after a police car careered down a 9ft ditch into a metal fence en route to a call-out, leaving two officers with 'serious but not life-threatening injuries'.
Pelsall and Lichfield Road in Brownhills closed between the B4154 Norton Road junction and the Apex Road junction, after the crash in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A male officer who was driving the car, thought to be in his late 20s, suffered neck and back injuries and had to be freed from the vehicle. He was trapped for about 45 minutes and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.
A woman officer, also believed to be in her 20s, was out of the vehicle when paramedics arrived and was treated at the scene for neck, back, wrist and suspected pelvic injuries. She was taken to the University Hospital North Staffordshire Major Trauma Unit for further treatment.
Firefighters from Aldridge and Bloxwich attended the scene along with ambulance crews shortly before 4am this morning.
Chief Inspector Ed Foster, from West Midlands Police, said: “Two police officers were taken to hospital this morning after their car collided with a fence in Pelsall Road, Brownhills as they responded to a call.
“Police and colleagues from the fire service attended the scene and the officers were freed from the vehicle and taken to hospital. They suffered serious injuries but they are not thought to be life threatening or life changing at this time.
“No other vehicles were involved in the collision that happened at around 3.50am.
"The road is likely to remain closed this morning while the vehicle is recovered."
Anyone who witnessed it is asked to contact police on 101.
Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Trusts MERIT team attended the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman John Hawker said: “Crews arrived to find a police car that had left the road, overturned and come to rest back on its wheels in a ditch around 9ft deep. The car had suffered substantial damage.”