Driver arrested as man killed in Wolverhampton crash

By Harry Leather | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Seven people including two children were treated by ambulance staff after the crash

Police at the scene of the crash last night

A man has died after a serious crash in Wolverhampton.

The 23-year-old man was killed when the VW Golf he was a passenger collided with a BMW X5 in Finchfield Road shortly before 7pm last night.

A seriously injured 29-year-old man believed to have been behind the wheel of the Golf was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Meanwhile four people who were in the BMW when the crash happened near Bantock Park are not believed to have been seriously injured but were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Seven people in total, including two children and a bystander, were treated by ambulance staff in the aftermath.

Numerous police patrol cars, ambulances and fire engines were sent to the crash, while an air ambulance landed in the nearby park.

Finchfield Road was shut immediately while collision investigators examined the scene.

Pictures taken in the aftermath of the smash showed the black BMW left facing the Golf, while debris was scattered across the road.


A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Sadly a 23-year-old man from a Volkswagen Golf was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries; the 29-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

"Four people in a BMW are walking wounded and have been taken to hospital as a precaution.

"The road remains closed while emergency services are at the scene and collision investigators work to establish how the collision occurred."


A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a man in cardiac arrest following the collision.

“Despite ambulance staff performing CPR and administering advanced life support, sadly it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man in his 20s, who had been helped from one of the cars by bystanders, was treated for a leg injury and a suspected pelvic injury.

"He was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“A further four patients from the cars, two adults and two children were taken to New Cross Hospital with less serious injuries.

“A seventh patient, who was a bystander, was treated for the effects of shock and also taken to New Cross Hospital.”

Anyone who witnessed what happened and has not yet spoken to police are asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Editor - @hleather_star

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