Woman freed from car after Wolverhampton crash

A woman had to be cut free from her car after a two car smash closed a busy route in Wolverhampton.

Emergency services were called to A449 Stafford Road at the junction with Oxley Moor Road at around 6.15pm yesterday.

A blue Peugeot 206 and a black Audi A4 collided at the busy junction causing debris to spread across the carriageway.

West Midlands Police had to close the road heading out of city as traffic was diverted along Oxley Moor Road and through Pendeford before rejoining the Stafford Road from Wobaston Road.

A woman, understood to be in her 50s and driving the Peugeot, was taken to hospital but her injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

Traffic backed up from the crash scene around a mile towards the dual-carriageway's junction with Bushbury Lane close to KFC.

Crew Commander Nathan Highfield (corr) from Fallings Park Fire Station said: "It was a head on collision between two cars at the traffic lights of Stafford Road and Oxley Moor Road. We used cutting gear to free the woman from the car and she was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure on advice of ambulance crews. Her injuries were not life threatening"

Michael Davis, aged 31, from Fordhouses was walking his dog near yards from the smash.

He said: "I thought it was someone putting the shutters down a shop or someone slamming a garage door but when my dog hid behind me I turned around and there was glass all in the road. I stood back and I saw a few people get on their phones and people were quick to help from what I could see. It's a nasty junction and you hardly ever see this road quiet."

In another crash in the city a motorcyclist was taken to hospital with shoulder injuries after a collision with a Toyota.

The crash happened on Dixon Street near to Major Street in Ettingshall at 6.15pm.

West Midlands Fire Service said the driver of the Toyota attempted to swerve to miss the motorcyclist but hit it and then crashed into a parked Ford Mondeo.

He was uninjured.

John Wildman, watch commander of Red Watch at Bilston Fire Station said: "The airbags had deployed in the Toyota and there were no injuries. The motorcyclist was treated by paramedics for shoulder injuries and taken to hospital. It is fortunate no-one was walking along the footpath at the time of the crash or it could have been very serious."