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Flowers left at scene as man killed and four hurt in junction crash

Flowers have been left next to a busy Walsall junction after a man was killed and four were hurt during a horrific two-car crash.

A section of Lichfield Road, next to Norton Road, remained behind a cordon more than 12 hours after the fatal smash on Wednesday, June 23.

Relatives were also said to have left flowers at the roadside as West Midlands Police continued to probe the crash.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service told BlackCountryLive medics found five patients inside the wreckage of the cars and began to give first aid.

One man was said to have suffered serious injuries during the smash and was confirmed dead at the roadside.

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A second patient, a man, had suffered serious injuries. He was assessed and given trauma care on scene before he was conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham by ambulance.

A third man was treated for potentially serious injuries while two more were treated for injuries not believed to be serious. All three were transported to Walsall Manor Hospital for further treatment.

The ambulance service added: “One person has died and four others were taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Pelsall last night.

“We were called at 11:54pm to reports of a collision involving two cars at the junction of Norton Road and Wolverhampton Road. We sent five ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and a HART paramedic to the scene.

“On arrival, crews found five patients from the two cars. One of whom, a man, was found to have suffered serious injuries in the incident. He received specialist trauma care but unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The second patient, a man, had suffered serious injuries, he was assessed and given trauma care on scene and was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by land ambulance, on blue lights and sirens.

Emergency services were called at Wolverhampton Road, Pelsall, after the smash.

“A third man was treated for potentially serious injuries whilst two more were treated for injuries not believed to be serious. All three were transported to Walsall Manor Hospital for further treatment.”

A resident near the crash scene said: “It’s only a couple of months since the last fatal collision, it’s really sad. It’s quite a close community with a lot of elderly people on this road. My nan is very upset about it.”

Another added: I’m quite shocked and sorry for the family. That’s someone’s son, a young life has been lost.”

A third said: ”We saw the lorries and police blocked off the road but we didn’t know what had happened. It’s very upsetting and sad.”

West Midlands Police has been contacted for further information.



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