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Driver critical as two Mercedes and shop wrecked in crash

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | Transport | Published:

A man was left critically injured and two Mercedes cars were written off in a crash that saw one of them end up in the front of a shop.

The aftermath of the crash in High Street, Erdington. Photo: SnapperSK

The two-car crash happened near the junction of Edwards Road and High Street, in Erdington, at 9.50pm last night.

A black Mercedes E-Class is thought to have been travelling along Station Road went it was involved with a collision with a white Mercedes A-Class at the junction of High Street.

The black Mercedes ended up in the front of the Stop & Stitch shop, which was left with major damage, while the mangled white Mercedes was around the corner.

The aftermath of the crash in High Street, Erdington. Photo: SnapperSK
The aftermath of the crash in High Street, Erdington. Photo: SnapperSK

A 44-year-old man, believed to be the driver of the white Mercedes, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains today in a critical condition.

The driver of the black Mercedes remained at the scene and is said to be assisting us with West Midlands Police's enquiries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple calls about the crash and sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the MERIT Trauma Doctor and Critical Care Paramedic.

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The aftermath of the crash in High Street, Erdington. Photo: SnapperSK

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found one man inside one of the cars in a potentially serious condition.

“He was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the MERIT doctor travelled with the crew.

“Members of the HART team worked with firefighters to check the building to ensure no-one was trapped inside. They confirmed there wasn’t anyone inside.

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“Thankfully, there were no other casualties.”

The aftermath of the crash in High Street, Erdington. Photo: SnapperSK

The road was closed off while a forensic search was carried out and the two vehicles were recovered. The property has also been made safe.

Officers are studying CCTV footage from the area and we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or may have dashcam footage.

Anyone with information can call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting log number 4542 of August 4.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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