A man has died and two others suffered serious injuries following a road traffic collision involving a car and a van last night (Wednesday).
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Kingstanding Road at 6.41pm and sent three ambulances, a senior paramedic officer, two paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Staffordshire in a rapid response car and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered three patients, all men from the van, which had also collided with a tree.
“The driver was found to be in cardiac arrest and CPR was already being carried out by the fire service on arrival of ambulance staff. Crews took over and administered advanced life support, but unfortunately it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The remaining two patients had also suffered serious injuries in the collision. They both received specialist trauma care at the scene and were transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by land ambulances. Doctors travelled with both patients to continue emergency treatment en-route.
“Unfortunately, on arrival at hospital, their condition was described as critical.”