Three people have been left with serious and life-threatening injuries after a two-car crash in Tipton. 

West Midlands Police were called to a collision on Alexandra Road shortly after 6.30pm yesterday evening (Wednesday, January 3). 

Two people were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and a third has sustained serious injuries. 

Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic, the West Midlands Care Team and a Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car were sent to the scene.

West Midlands Police were urging motorists to avoid the area last night and have asked anyone with information to contact them via LiveChat on the website or by calling 101 quoting log 4100 of 3 January.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said: “On arrival, crews found two vehicles with very substantial damage.

“There were two men in the car, both with potentially life-threatening injuries.  Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to rapidly extricate them.  Both received advanced trauma care at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one with the MERIT team travelling, the other with the CARE Team on board the ambulance. 

"Both patients were said to be in a critical condition on arrival. The van driver was trapped for almost an hour.  He too had suffered serious injuries and was taken to the same hospital with the Midlands Air Ambulance critical care paramedic travelling with the ambulance crew.”