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- Six people are confirmed dead after a horrific crash involving multiple cars in Birmingham, England.
- A seventh remains in critical condition.
- West Midlands Police say the scene was “very difficult and upsetting.”
Six people have died in a horror crash involving multiple cars in Birmingham at 01.00 local time on Sunday. A seventh remains in critical condition.
West Midlands Police confirmed there had been “a number of fatalities,” that the scene was “very difficult and upsetting,” and first responders were “doing their best.”
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said a man and a woman in the first car were taken to Heartlands Hospital for treatment to “relatively minor injuries.”
A second vehicle involved in the incident was “a black cab” and was on it’s side.
“Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the driver and he was confirmed dead at the scene,” the spokesperson said. “The man and woman in the back were rapidly extricated. Unfortunately, it was not possible to save the woman and she was also confirmed dead at the scene.
“The man was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the MERIT trauma doctor travelling with the crew. Sadly, he died at hospital.”
Four men were in the third car, three of whom died at the scene. The fourth was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The stretch of road from Islington Row to Bristol Street is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day.