One man dead and two in hospital after 'serious' multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham

Soho Road in Handsworth Credit: Pictures from X/jag_the_gooner

A man has died and two people are in hospital after a "serious" crash in Birmingham.

An Audi crashed into a number of vehicles on Soho Road, Handsworth, at around 8.20pm on Sunday, police said.

A passenger in his 30s who was in a stationary vehicle sustained serious injuries and has now been pronounced dead.

Two other people were taken to hospital to be treated for injuries.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was taken to hospital for treatment.

He will be questioned following his treatment.

West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, said on social media the crash resulted in "yet another needless death due in Birmingham because of dangerous driving".

West Midlands Ambulance Service said they sent three ambulances, three paramedic officers, a Merit trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and a critical care car from the Air Ambulance Service to the scene.

A spokesman said: "We found three patients from the cars. The first was a man who was a passenger in one of the cars.

"He had sustained life-threatening injuries and received advanced life support and advanced trauma care from ambulance staff at the scene.

"Unfortunately, nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.

"A woman from one of the cars was assessed and had sustained potentially serious injuries. She received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.

"A man who was the driver of one of the cars was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained injuries which were not believed to be life threatening. He was conveyed to Sandwell District Hospital for further assessment.

"A further man from one of the cars was assessed by ambulance staff and did not require treatment.

"He received self-care advice before being discharged at the scene."

West Midlands Police is asking anyone with information to help their investigation to contact them.

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