Two people have been injured in separate crashes which led to delays for commuters on the Midland Metro and road closures.
A major route in Wolverhampton was blocked and delays caused to the Midland Metro after a cyclist was involved in a crash with a car today.
And last night a woman aged in her 70s was injured when her car hit a parked lorry in Rowley Regis. Her car, a Renault Clio, was seriously damaged in the smash.
Police and paramedics were called to Bilston Road, in Wolverhampton, at around 5.30am today.
The cyclist, a 57-year-old man, received treatment at the scene but police said he had escaped with minor injuries.
Services on the Midland Metro were halted for around one hour and 15 minutes between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St Georges stops while emergency services dealt with the accident.
Police spokesman Pete Edney said the cyclist was taken to hospital for further treatment and the road reopened by around 7am.
Meanwhile a woman escaped with chest and wrist injuries after her car ploughed into the back of a parked lorry. The accident happened in Cakemore Road, Rowley Regis, outside the Goals soccer centre last night.
Fire crews from Oldbury and Stourbridge were forced to cut the roof off the Clio to free the woman following the smash shortly before 8pm. The front end of the car was destroyed by the impact of the crash which left debris scattered across the road.
Crew commander Ian Nash, of Oldbury Fire Station, said: “We are not sure what happened but somehow the elderly woman did not see the lorry parked up and drove straight into the back of it.
“We thought she may have suffered suspected spinal injuries so we had to work to remove the roof off the car so that she could be released safely.
“The man in the lorry said he felt a bang which moved him off his seat when he was inside the cab.”
The road reopened after around an hour after fire crews were at the scene had cleared up debris. The woman was taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment.