Woman fights for her life after horror Chester Road crash

A woman has been left fighting for her life and a second suffered a broken limb after an early hours horror crash on the West Midlands Staffordshire border. The crash, involving just one car, took place on the A452 Chester Road near Stonnall and Walsall Wood shortly before 3.30am on Saturday (June 22). It was near the junctions with Downes Gate and Lazy Hill.

A car, which a local said ‘was a Renault’, came off the road hitting a telegraph pole and tree according to police. It also smashed into fences at the back of two gardens of properties in Main Street, Stonnall.

Emergency services rushed to the scene with a West Midlands Police spokesman confirming they were called at 3.18am. Police, two ambulances and two fire engines were called to the incident according to West Midlands Fire Service.

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Police confirmed a woman was left with ‘life-threatening injuries’. While a second woman also suffered a ‘suspected broken arm’. Both were rushed to hospital.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We attended a collision on A452 Chester Road near to its junction with Castle Hill Road, Walsall Wood, involving a single vehicle colliding with a tree after receiving a call at 3.18am on Saturday (June 22).

“Two women were taken to hospital, one with a suspected broken arm, and one with life threatening injuries. An investigation is underway to establish the details.

“If you saw this collision or think you can help, you can contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101 quoting log 531 of 22 June.”

West Midlands Fire Service said it was called at 3.34am. A spokeswoman said: “We sent pumps from Aldridge and Walsall and were required to make the vehicle safe.

“The police were on scene and there were two ambulances, a tactical commander and a doctor. We left the scene just after 4pm.”

Car parts could be seen by the side of the road and a gaping hole into the back gardens of two homes on Main Street. Chester Road was closed off to traffic for almost eight hours reopening at around 11am on Saturday morning.

A resident affected by the crash confirmed the car sheared a telegraph pole that had to be made safe and damaged their fence. Another was concerned for those involved in the crash.