An elderly driver had a lucky escape today, when his car crashed into a lorry in Shirley.
Paramedics were called to Olton Road at noon, and found that an off-duty paramedic had already stopped to help.
The driver of the car - a man in his late eighties - had managed to get out of the car. He was suffering from chest pain and superficial cuts. He was taken to Heartlands Hospital for treatment.
The lorry driver was uninjured.
One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M42 Northbound between J4 A34 / A3400 (Shirley / Dorridge) and J5 A41 / A4141 (Solihull / Knowle), congestion on M42 to J3a M40.
An elderly woman is in a critical condition after having been hit by a car this morning.
The woman in her 90s was hit on Stratford Road in Shirley, near Solihull, at 11:45am today. The car then drove off.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and an Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.
Paramedics arrived to find the woman lying in the road, being cared for by an off-duty nurse.
She had suffered serious head, ankle, and knee injuries. She has been taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit by ambulance.
Police are appealing for help in finding a 54-year-old man who has been missing since Friday morning.
Christopher Parry was last seen leaving a flat on Stratford Road in Shirley.
He was reported missing yesterday morning when he failed to return home from a job interview in Worcester.
Christopher Parry is described as white, 6'2 tall and broad. He has brown eyes and short grey-white hair. He has contacts in Colchester, Essex.
At the time of his disappearance it is believed that he was wearing a dark suit.
CCTV images have been released of two people after a man had his teeth knocked out during an attack in a park.
Police say the 69-year-old was walking his dog in Shirley Park at around 9:45am on 9 July.
A man punched the dog walker in the face, causing him to lose four of his front teeth.
A senior police officer has welcomed the sentencing of two sisters who returned to their money-laundering ways just weeks after being released from prison.
Det Sgt Derek Tinsley, from West Midlands Police's regional asset recovery team, said the behaviour of Bo and Yam Li showed their lack of remorse.
Two convicted money launderers who hid cash raked in from the human trafficking operation which killed 21 cockle pickers almost a decade ago have been sent back to prison.
Sisters Bo and Yan Li, who worked from addresses in Shirley and Dudley, were jailed in 2009 for their part in the tragic scam, which earned them an estimated £1.07million.
They were ordered to pay back the sum - but a court heard they managed to hide more than £22,000 of their dirty money, which they tried to spend within weeks of being released.
The original charges related to the death of 21 Chinese cockle pickers who died while working illegally in Morecambe Bay in 2004. They had been trapped by the incoming tide and drowned.
The pair were jailed for two years each at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday.