Car flips over following high speed impact


West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two cars were involved in a crash in central Birmingham this week, which ended up with one car ending up on its roof.

Two women were involved in the incident, with one car hitting a lamppost so hard it moved it nearly a foot.
Both ambulances and paramedics were sent to the scene. One woman suffered a head injury and abrasions to her arm. She was later taken to Good Hope Hospital.

The other driver was taken to the same hospital after hitting her head on the windscreen.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman told The Birmingham Mail: "The white car was upside down, but passers-by had helped the driver out of the vehicle. The woman, who was estimated to be in her 40's had a head injury and abrasions to her arms from the broken glass."

"The woman in the grey car, who was a similar age, had a head injury after hitting her head on the windscreen. She also had superficial burns to her arms from the airbags deploying. She was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board, before being taken to the same hospital."

He went on to point out that "both women had been very fortunate to escape serious injury given the level of the damage to the cars and the lamppost."

The crash happened on Chester Road, Erdington at around 5.30pm. The road, between Saltney Close towards Grange Road, was closed as emergency services tended to the injured and began to clear the scene.