Woman injured as car mangled in Dudley lorry crash

A driver was taken to hospital after crashing with a lorry on a busy Black Country road this morning.

The Volvo after the crash in Dudley. Pic: Dudley Fire Station
The Volvo after the crash in Dudley. Pic: Dudley Fire Station

Paramedics, firefighters and police were called to Duncan Edwards Way in Dudley just after 6.50am to reports of a crash between two cars and a lorry.

A black Volvo 4x4 ended up with severe front-end damage including a smashed windscreen after ending up embedded under the back of the lorry.

Murray MacGregor, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We were called to the A461 southbound at 6.53am.

The Volvo after the crash in Dudley. Pic: Dudley Fire Station

"One ambulance came across it and stopped and we sent another crew.

"The Volvo has significant front-end damage after a collision with a large goods vehicle.

"The Volvo driver, a woman in her 40s, was assessed at the scene and taken to Russells Hall Hospital as a precaution.

The Volvo after the crash in Dudley. Pic: Dudley Fire Station

"The driver of the lorry, a man in his 30s, was out of the vehicle, assessed and discharged on the scene with minor injuries."

A total of 10 firefighters were sent to the scene and made the vehicles safe.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We got a call at 7.38am from the police.

"We sent two crews to the scene, a fire engine from Dudley and one from Brierley Hill, 10 firefighters.

"The first engine got there in under five minutes.

"The stop message came in at 8.03am.

"It was a crash between two cars and a lorry.

"One car was embedded under the rear of the lorry and we were making the vehicles safe."

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