Woman airlifted after four-car Wolverhampton smash

Three people were injured following a four-car crash today, including one woman who had to be airlifted to hospital for emergency treatment.

A 50-year-old man from Wolverhampton was arrested for failing to provide a specimen for police analysis. He remains in police custody.

The incident happened on Waterloo Road, in Wolverhampton, shortly after 8am.

Police closed the road from its junction with Molineux Alley as firefighters cut the woman, believed to be in her 60s, from a silver Jaguar.

She was given pain relief at the scene before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with serious leg and arm injuries and suspected pelvic injuries.

The male driver of the same car was uninjured.

Two people travelling in a 4×4 vehicle, a man and woman believed to be in their late 40s, suffered multiple minor injuries and received treatment at the scene before both were taken to New Cross Hospital.

A black Nissan Outlaw was involved in the head-on collision with a silver Jaguar. The incident also involved a silver Dacia Duster and a fourth vehicle.

Graham Wild, aged 76, of Malt House Lane, in Tettenhall, who was driving the silver Dacia Duster, said: “It’s one of these when you can see it all happening and there’s nothing you can do.”

Shocked onlookers who arrived soon after the crash called for speed restrictions on the busy road.

One man from Wolverhampton, aged 19, who did not want to be named, said: “It is dangerous, this road. They should set up cameras here.

“It’s a shock – before Christmas and all.”

Another bystander, aged 37, also from Wolverhampton, added: “I was coming from my girlfriend’s and I saw the air ambulance. It was a shock.

“The road needs something doing because it’s a dangerous road.

“It’s a built-up area with kids coming out. What’s it going to take for a child to come out and get hit?”

Traffic was diverted by the ASDA supermarket while the road remained closed.

The air ambulance arrives at the scene. Video by Steve Shortland.