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Six men have escaped with only minor injuries after a crash that left debris strewn across a major road junction.
The collision involving two cars happened at the junction of Bristol Road and Elliot Road in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham at about 2.40am this morning.
The accident left one car against a set of traffic lights and the other without most of its bonnet.
A rapid response vehicle came across the crash shortly after it happened. It was backed up by a further response vehicle, three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer.
The initial call suggested that it was going to be a much more serious incident than it actually turned out to be.
Three men were taken to City Hospital from the white car – one had chest pain, a second head pain and the third, who was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board, had a leg injury,
A fourth man who came from the dark coloured car was also immobilised with back pain. All four had managed to get out of their vehicles unaided.
Given the level of damage to the cars, the amount of debris across the road, there is no doubt that these four men have the strength of modern car design to thank for avoiding serious injury.”
Fire crews were called to rescue the driver of a milk float in Selly Oak in Birmingham this morning after his vehicle flipped over.
Commuters were faced with holdups as firefighters attempted to help the driver of the van, which was carrying crates of milk.
The road was blocked in both directions between Pershore Road and Raddlebarn Road while firefighters removed the vehicle’s windscreen to free the driver.
Milk flowed across the road after bottles of milk being transported in the van shattered.
No injuries were reported but the 76 bus service was diverted while debris was cleared from the scene.
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Birmingham Police are linking a case of Islamaphobic graffiti daubed on walls at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston and a mosque in Selly Oak overnight.
The graffiti has now been removed from the walls at the University of Birmingham and the Jahalabad mosque on Dartmouth Road.
But police investigations are continuing.
Mindless hate of this kind has no place in 21st century Birmingham and work is underway to find the person responsible.
My officers have visited both sites and spoken to a number of people.
Evidential photographs have been taken and CCTV which may have captured the vandal is currently being reviewed.
Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Travellers who settled on the Selly Oak Hospital site over the weekend have left, following a police order.
West Midlands Police served a notice under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act this afternoon, and told the travellers to leave by 6pm.
By 4pm, they had left the site. The area is now going to be assessed and necessary works carried out before staff are allowed to return to work there.
The 300 administrative staff who were relocated to other sites run by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust will remain at the other sites for the rest of the week.
Hundreds of health workers at Selly Oak Hospital are to be relocated after travellers moved onto the site.
Around 35 travellers in between 7 and 12 caravans moved on to the grounds of the former hospital in Birmingham at the weekend.
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the site, is taking legal advice about eviction.
Officials say they have turned off power on safety grounds. Around 300 administrative staff working at the hospital will be relocated to other sites until the travellers have moved.