Man, 23, killed after car smashes into wall in Dudley crash

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A young man has died and another is seriously injured after a car smashed into a garden wall in Dudley.

The Nissan Skyline, which contained both men, smashed into a wall in St Peters Road in Netherton at around 9.20pm.

The front passenger, a 23-year-old man, went into cardiac arrest and despite resuscitation attempts by members of the public and paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a 28-year-old man, suffered serious injuries to his chest and a fractured jaw.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on a spinal board for further emergency care.

The crash happened near the White Swan pub, at the junction with Northfield Road.

Philip Underhill, aged 54, who lives at the house where the wall was destroyed.

Philip Underhill, aged 54, who lives at the house where the wall was destroyed, said he had been preparing to go to bed when he heard a massive bang.

He said: "By the time I got outside the neighbours were already out.


"The car had crashed into the wall.

"One of the neighbours was doing CPR and I helped.

"Unfortunately we could not feel a pulse or see any signs of breathing.

"This has obviously come as a terrible shock but it is not the first time there has been an accident along this section of road."


Mr Underhill, who is an engineer, said he had lived at the house for around 12 years.

A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she and her husband had rushed out of their house after hearing the crash.

She said: "The impact was so severe the car had compressed.

"We helped to regulate traffic around the accident until the emergency services arrived.

"Police then closed off the road and it remained sealed for five hours."

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Claire Brown said: "Crews arrived to find a car which had collided with a wall. The front seat passenger, a man, was in cardiac arrest and was being given cardiopulmonary resuscitation by members of the public.

"The ambulance staff worked as a team to continue cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man, administering advanced pre hospital treatment. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.

"The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 20s, sustained a fractured jaw and a serious chest injury. He was given oxygen, pain relief and carefully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment."

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