Man in critical condition after 'stolen' car crashed

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after crashing a car that police believe was stolen in a robbery minutes before the smash.

The unnamed man, thought to be in his 20s, was trapped inside the blue Ford Ka after it hit a stationary car and then a bus stop in Stourbridge.

Emergency services were alerted just before 02.00 this morning (1 December).

Wordesley High Street was closed for seven hours while crash investigators examined the scene for clues and eventually reopened at 9am.

"This investigation is at a very early stage and we are liaising with colleagues in our Collision Investigation Unit on the matter.

"The fact remains that this was a very serious collision which has left a young man fighting for his life. We need to understand what happened.

"With this in mind, I am urging anyone who may have seen the collision or the car in the lead up to the crash to get in touch."

– Detective Constable Derek Cole, West Midlands Police