On Tuesday 20 November a woman was taken to hospital after reports of two cars ploughed into several parked vehicles just before 9.15pm. More than eight cars were left severely damaged. One car failed to stop at the scene and enquiries are now underway to trace the driver.

The woman was trapped in her car and firefighters used cutting equipment to free the casualty before she was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital.

A member of the Alum Rock Community Forum shows footage of rows of damaged parked cars, sand on the road and piles of smashed up glass.

West Midlands Police said: “It is believed several cars were damaged in the collision and a woman was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries and has since been discharged.

“One car failed to stop at the scene and enquiries are on-going to trace the driver.”

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a four car RTC.

“One ambulance a paramedic officer attended. “We treated one patient, a woman, she was strapped as a result of the damage suffered to her vehicle. She was extricated by the fire service. She was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and taken to Heartlands Hospital.”

A member of the Forum was one of the first on the scene and described the mayhem.

He said: “I saw all the smoke and I went running towards it.

“I could not make out what had happened. The cars were all mangled up. I didn’t know where it started , who was involved. I phoned the police straight away and said the road needs to be blocked off as the cars were still passing.”

He said the paramedics made the young female stable.

Photographs taken by the ARCF show the mangled wreck of cars and debris strewn over the road.

They said they have complained many times about the speeds reached on the road and will be making an official complaint.

Anyone with information on the incident can call police on 101.


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