Two hurt after car ‘ramps off roundabout’ and hits bin lorry

Two people were injured after a multi-vehicle smash involving a bin lorry.

The collision involved two cars as well as the rubbish truck on Amos Lane during the morning rush hour on Friday, July 2.

A picture taken at the scene shows a completely crushed silver car with a crumpled bonnet and flattened roof.

Read more: ‘Escalating’ Covid cases forces closure of Oldbury school[1]

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 9.45am. Medics treated a man and woman for injuries believed to be not serious. They were taken to hospital for further treatment.

Eyewitnesses and community members took to Facebook to express their shock following the crash.

One wrote: “Traffic lights wouldn’t have helped in this accident. I saw it happen. Very very lucky the gentleman didn’t have a passenger”

A second commenter said: “I was there, it was literally the worst thing I’ve ever witnessed.. how no one was killed is beyond me.”

Another added: “That island is deadly I am surprised there are not more accidents there the way some just pull out in rush hour. Hope everyone involved is ok.”

“I walked past this earlier,” a fourth commented, continuing: “There looks to have been no attempt to take the roundabout at all going on how the grass has been flattened. Just straight over it.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service[2] said: “We were called to Amos Lane, at the junction of the B4484, at 9.45am to reports of a two-car road traffic collision and a bin lorry.

“Two ambulances were sent to the scene. One man was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and was taken to New Cross Hospital.

“A woman was also treated for injuries not believed to be serious and was also taken to New Cross Hospital.”

References

  1. ^ Escalating’ Covid cases forces closure of Oldbury school (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  2. ^ West Midlands Ambulance Service (www.birminghammail.co.uk)