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Man seriously injured as car hits wall on busy Walsall road

By Charlotte Callear | Walsall | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A seriously injured man was taken to hospital after a car smashed into a wall next to a busy road in Walsall.

The aftermath of the crash on Broadway West. Photo: @thewulfran

An air ambulance was sent to the scene and Broadway West was closed after the crash happened near the junction of Alexandra Road shortly after 4pm on Friday.

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, West Midlands Police said.

The aftermath of the crash on Broadway West. Photo: @thewulfran

Officers are now investigating the smash after reports that the car was stolen.

Photos taken in the aftermath of the crash showed a badly damaged coupe straddling the pavement next to an uprooted tree and a brick wall with a section missing.

Debris, including a wheel and a wing mirror, was strewn across the road, which remained closed for several hours.

The aftermath of the crash on Broadway West. Photo: @thewulfran

An ambulance, paramedic officer and air ambulance were all sent to the scene.

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A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to Broadway West in Walsall today at around 4.15pm to a traffic collision where a car had crashed into a tree.

"An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 1702 of August 17."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 4.10pm to Broadway West.

"We were called to reports of a car that had collided with a wall."

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear
@CCallear_Star

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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