Traffic has now returned to normal after a fatal accident in which a couple died in the early hours of this morning.
Crash investigators have been working throughout the morning, but the accident has now been cleared between J3 A435 (Portway / Redditch) and J3A M40.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash involving three cars on the M42, which killed a man in his late seventies and a woman thought to be his wife.
The collision happened at approximately 12:50am between junction 3 and 3A.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked contact Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 009 of 14th July 2014.
There are delays of more than two hours on the M42 Northbound this morning after a fatal car crash which killed two people.
It happened between Junction 3 and Junction 3A at 1:15am, and involved three cars.
Motorists are being diverted at J3 and being told to follow the Hollow Diamond symbol via the A435 Southbound, A4189 Eastbound and A3400 Northbound to the M40 at J16.
A man and woman have died after a crash involving three cars on the M42 in Worcestershire in the early hours of this morning.
Ambulance crews were called to Northbound carriageway at Junction 3 near Beoley, shortly before 1.00am.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
The occupants of one car, a man and a woman, were both seriously injured and were in cardiac arrests. Sadly, despite attempts at advanced life support by ambulance crews and the medic, nothing could be done to save them and both were confirmed dead on scene.
The driver of the second car, a man in his 50s, sustained a chest injury. He was taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further treatment. The driver of the third car was uninjured and didn’t require hospital treatment.”
There are currently delays of more than an hour and a half on the Motorway as crash investigation work takes place.
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An eight-year-old girl has suffered a serious head injury after a road traffic accident in Birmingham.
Paramedics were called to Reservoir Road in Selly Oak shortly before 6:45pm.
An official for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said:
Crews arrived to find an eight-year-old girl with a serious head injury and a bicycle lying nearby. The circumstances that lead to the girl’s injuries are not known, but ambulance staff quickly began working to assess and treat the youngster, who had also suffered minor chest injuries.
Upon realising the serious nature of her head injury, the girl was anaesthetised and taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, who were alerted to her condition prior to arrival, for further treatment.
The doctor and community paramedic escorted the girl on her way to the hospital. Nobody else was injured in the incident.”
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Paramedics in the West Midlands are being prepared for the busiest weekend ever after recent figures showed they are dealing with record numbers of calls.
Last weekend was the third busiest since the West Midlands Ambulance Trust was set up in 2006. The trust say demand has been rising rapidly for the last two months.
A seven-year-old boy is said to have been dragged under a car for 50 feet in a collision on Niveveh Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, early yesterday morning.
His five-year-old brother was catapulted onto a car bonnet, and the impact left the windscreen of the car cracked.
It's believed to have happened as the children were walking to school.
Eyewitness Jaz Rasul, who owns the Nine Food Store on the corner of Nineveh Road and Victoria Road, said:
“I heard screams and walked out of my shop to find the mother lying across the pavement and I could see the toddler on the bonnet of the car."
The seven-year-old boy is being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for multiple injuries, including a serious head injury.
Police said his mum, 33, suffered a suspected fractured shoulder, and a five-year-old boy was being treated for a minor head injury. An 11-year-old girl suffered cuts and bruises, and two boys aged nine and 13 have since been given the all clear.
The driver of the car was uninjured, but shaken following the incident.
Police said she was helping them with their inquiries.
Police have confirmed a seven-year-old boy is being treated for a serious head injury in hospital after a crash in Handsworth this morning. He was walking to school with his mother when they were involved in a crash with a Vauxhall Corsa.
A 33-year-old woman is in hospital with a suspected fractured shoulder. The seven-year-old boy has multiple injuries. A five-year-old boy is being treated for a minor head injury. An 11-year-old girl and two boys aged nine and 13, who were also involved, have since been given the all clear.
Police say the driver of the car is helping them with their enquiries. Any witnesses are urged to call 101. Nineveh Road was closed for three hours this morning, but has since reopened.