Birmingham Bath Row crash latest as BMW passenger remains 'critical'

Police have issued an update after a two-car collision in Birmingham left five hurt - including one with life-threatening injuries. The early-hours smash at the Shell garage on Bath Row involved a grey BMW 1 series and a black Hyundai Tucson.

The BMW driver fled the scene after the 4am crash - which saw one of the vehicles hit the petrol station wall. Two BMW passengers were hurt and taken to hospital, while three more people were injured in the Hyundai but treated and discharged on scene on Saturday (June 29).

One of the BMW passengers suffered life-threatening injuries and was in a serious condition on Saturday. In an update on Sunday morning, police said the victim was still in a critical condition.

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No arrests had been made as of Sunday 10am. A spokeswoman for the force said: "Victim is still critical and no arrests." Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage as they continue to investigate the serious collision.

In a full statement, they said: "We were called to a collision involving two vehicles at the Westside Service Station on Bath Row at 4am this morning (29 June). One of the vehicles involved also struck the garage wall.

"Three people from a black Hyundai Tucson were injured and received treatment at the scene before being discharged. The driver of the other vehicle, a grey BMW 118, fled the scene. Two passengers from that vehicle were taken to hospital, where one is in a serious condition with life-threatening injuries.

"We are appealing for anyone with information, including dashcam footage, to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting log 629 of June 29. Road closures are currently in place and will remain until early afternoon while our enquiries are continuing and we urge motorists to avoid the area if possible."

Bath Row was cordoned off as police made enquiries at the scene for several hours on Saturday. It's understood the route, a busy cut-through in and out of the city, has since reopened.

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