Broadway crash: Woman killed and driver arrested after Walsall collision

A woman has died after a crash on a busy Black Country road - with the driver of one of the cars involved suspected of killing her.

The aftermath of the crash in Broadway, Walsall. Photo: SnapperSK
The aftermath of the crash in Broadway, Walsall. Photo: SnapperSK

The collision happened on Broadway in Walsall at around 7.20pm on Sunday and involved two cars which were both left with major damage.

The woman, aged 32, was driving a red Vauxhall Corsa which ended up on its side between a hedge and a tree.

Firefighters had to fold back part of the car's roof to free her and she was given life support by medics but was pronounced dead at the scene. Flowers have since been left in tribute at the crash site.

The aftermath of the crash on Broadway, next to the junction with Magdalene Road. Photo: SnapperSK

Meanwhile three men were travelling in a yellow Audi S3 which was left in a crumpled wreck in the road.

One of the men got out of the car by himself, another was helped by members of the public and the third was carried out on a stretcher after fire crews cut off the roof.

The 22-year-old driver of the Audi was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, West Midlands Police said.

The aftermath of the crash near the University of Wolverhampton's Walsall campus. Photo: SnapperSK

His two passengers were both taken to hospital. Neither had suffered life-threatening injuries but one is believed to have been seriously hurt.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival, we discovered four patients.

"The first, the driver of the first car, was freed from the vehicle by the fire service. Once freed, crews quickly commenced advanced life support, although, it became clear that, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff on scene, nothing more could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased at the scene.

"The second, a passenger in the second car, had sustained injuries not considered to be life threatening, he received treatment on scene and was conveyed to Walsall Manor Hospital for further treatment.

Broadway was closed between Delves Green Road and Birmingham Road. Photo: SnapperSK

"The third, a passenger in the second car, was assessed at the scene and had potentially serious injuries, he was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.

"The fourth patient, the driver of the second car, did not wish to be assessed."

The crash happened next to the University of Wolverhampton's Walsall campus next to Broadway's junction with Magdalene Road, where debris from the two cars was left scattered across the carriageway.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were all sent to the crash. Photo: SnapperSK

Broadway was shut between Delves Green Road and Birmingham Road for several hours while the incident was dealt with and specialist police collision experts examined the scene.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses, or anyone who say the yellow Audi driving along Broadway or in the nearby area before the collision, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police online or by calling 101 quoting log number 3242 of November 21.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent by the ambulance service, while West Midlands Fire Service sent crews from Walsall and Wednesbury who helped secure the crash site and free the casualties.

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