A MAN was taken to hospital after he suffered serious injuries when his car hit railings in Netherton.

The crash happened at 6.20am today (Wednesday November 20), Halesowen Road was closed between the junctions with Northfield Road and St John's Street following the incident.

Police reopened the road at 8.04am, the condition of the injured driver, a male in his late 50s, was described as serious.