E-scooter rider 'critically' injured in Wolverhampton crash with passenger seriously hurt

Two people have been seriously injured after an e-scooter and a car crashed in Wolverhampton on Saturday afternoon.

Police at the scene on Prestwood Road in Wolverhampton on Saturday. Photo: SnapperSK
Police at the scene on Prestwood Road in Wolverhampton on Saturday. Photo: SnapperSK

A 20-year-old man, who was riding the e-scooter along Prestwood Road, was left critically injured and taken to hospital after the collision with a VW Golf at around 3.25pm.

West Midlands Police said he had "serious head injuries", while a 19-year-old woman, believed to have been the e-scooter's passenger was also seriously injured. The woman driving the VW Golf was not hurt.

Police, the ambulance service and air ambulance attended. Photo: Marcus27UK

Police, paramedics and air ambulance teams descended on the scene near Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital soon after the collision.

Eyewitness Marcus Burrows said he saw two air ambulances, while photos show air ambulance road vehicles attending the scene alongside West Midlands Ambulance Service and the police.

"Doctors and police came from all over the place," he said.

Air ambulance teams were also called to the scene. Photo: Marcus27UK

Prestwood Road was closed for most of Saturday afternoon, with West Midlands Police's serious collision investigation unit tweeting shortly after 9.30pm to say the road had been reopened.

Officers are now carrying out CCTV and house-to-house enquires, and are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or who has dashcam or other footage, to get in touch via live chat or 101.

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