Police officer taken to hospital after crash

A police officer has been taken to hospital after a crash on a major road.

The A38(M) Aston Expressway, which links the M6 with Birmingham city centre, was closed off in both directions at about 5am today after a police patrol was in a crash with another vehicle. The road has now reopened.

The map pin identifies the A38(M) Aston Expressway, where the crash involving the police patrol car took place. Credit: Google Maps

The crash happened after reports of men running on the carriageway, which is classed as a motorway but has no central reservation, West Midlands Police said.

A police officer involved in the incident was taken to hospital for checks, while the driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

A third person, believed to be a pedestrian, was detained at the scene.