Elderly driver cut free from his car after crashing into parked vehicle and overturning in Halesowen
An elderly man had to be cut free from a car on its side and taken to hospital after a crash in Halesowen.
Crews from West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Midlands Fire Service were called to reports of a car overturning on High Park Road yesterday.
A fire engine and brigade response vehicle from Haden Cross Fire Station and an ambulance and paramedic crew were called to the scene at around 6pm.
They found a car which had hit a parked car then overturned, with the driver side on the ground. The crews worked to right the vehicle onto its wheels.
Fire crews then freed the elderly male driver from his car by cutting off the roof and windscreen and left him in the care of paramedics, who took him to Russells Hall Hospital as a precaution.
A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "Shortly before 6pm on Monday, we responded to an incident on High Park Road in the Cradley area of Halesowen.
"A fire engine and a 4x4 brigade response vehicle from Haden Cross responded, both arriving within five minutes of being mobilised.
"This was a collision involving two cars, one of which was parked.
"A trapped man was freed by firefighters who used cutting equipment to release him.
"The casualty was left in the care of paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service.
"We handed the scene over to West Midlands Police, who arranged recovery of the vehicle. Crews left the scene at 7.05pm."
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We received the call around 5.54pm of a rollover of a car on High Park Road in Halesowen following a collision with another car.
"We sent an ambulance and paramedic officer to the scene and found a car on its side, with the elderly driver still inside.
"Fire crews helped to extricate the man from the car by cutting off the roof and windscreen and after receiving treatment, the man was taken to Russells Hall Hospital as a precaution."