Seventeen passengers have been discharged from the scene of a fatal collision involving a car and a bus, which left a motorist dead and another eight people injured, West Midlands Ambulance said today.
The bus driver and seven passengers were taken to hospital following the crash on Birmingham Road in Walsall tonight.
A spokesman said:
Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
A total of 25 other patients from the bus were assessed by the crews who set up a casualty clearing station in the hotel.
Five patients were immobilised using neck collars and spinal boards before being taken to hospital; two, including the bus driver, were taken to Walsall Manor and three to Sandwell Hospital.
A 17-year-old man was taken to Walsall with an exacerbation of an existing condition. Another man was taken to the same hospital with a throat injury after being thrown forward. A woman with a knee injury was taken to New Cross hospital in Wolverhampton.