Man in his 20s dies and two passengers are seriously injured after car hits tree

A man in his 20s has died after his car hit a tree in the West Midlands.

The car hit a tree on Bristol Road, Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK
The car hit a tree on Bristol Road, Birmingham. Photo: SnapperSK

Two passengers in the car were also injured in the incident on Bristol Road, Birmingham, early this morning, with the road expected to be shut until around midday.

The driver was found in a critical condition at the scene but died while on the way to hospital, police said.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We were called just before 12.30am to the road, near the junction with Eastern Road.

"The driver, aged 20, was found in a critical condition but passed away on the way to hospital. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and this time.

"Two passengers also sustained serious injuries and are currently at hospital.

"The road heading out of Birmingham is currently closed and is expected to be shut until midday.

"We’re working hard to find out how the collision happened. If you were in the area at the time and either saw what happened or have dash cam footage, please get in touch."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said three ambulances, three paramedic officers and a Critical Care Car from The Air Ambulance Service attended after being called at 12.26am.

"On arrival, we found three patients, all men," they said.

"The first man, was assessed and had sustained life threatening injuries, he received advanced life support on scene. The second man had sustained potentially serious injuries. The third man, had sustained injuries not considered to be serious. All three were conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital'

Meanwhile in a separate incident a man has died after the car he was a passenger in hit a wall on Warwick Road, Acocks Green, this morning.

The driver of the car has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following the crash, at around 12.15am.

Morrison's on Warwick Road is expected to remain closed while forensic examination takes place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Live Chat at or to call 101 anytime.

Alternatively, to remain 100 per cent anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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