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Officers were called to Coventry Road, South Yardley at around 7pm on Friday and a section of the road near the King’s Road junction is expected to be closed until Saturday morning.

Buses are also currently being diverted from the scene of the incident.

Investigators say they are looking at CCTV footage to try to figure out why the accident happened.

A West Midlands Police spokesman confirmed there would be disruption to movement in the area until Saturday morning.

They said: “Part of Coventry Road in South Yardley, Birmingham, is closed as we investigate the cause of a very serious crash.

“We were called at 6.54pm today (Friday April 1) near the Kings Road junction. All emergency services were present.

“This is a very serious incident, and the road will be closed for a long time. The buses are being diverted and you should find alternative routes. Delays are expected until tomorrow morning.

“We are working hard to understand what happened. Our priorities are to care for those involved and identify their loved ones.

“We have already spoken to some people who saw what happened and have begun to identify CCTV cameras that may have recorded the accident.”

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They said: “If you live or work in the area, please check your CCTV, dash cam and doorbell footage.

“Do not share these images online. Please consider those affected.”

Eyewitnesses also described their shock at the crash, with one calling police describing it as “horrific”.

They told the Birmingham Mail: “It was 6.50pm. It was awful.

“I have lived here for 10 years and this is the worst incident I have ever seen. It shook me.

“My son saw a car land on his roof. The other car was in ‘Pocket Park’ which is a short walk through, patch of grass.”

Another witness said emergency services were working “tirelessly” at the scene.

They said: “I called the emergency services myself. There were three fire engines, three ambulances, two rapid response cars and a dozen police cars blocking the road.

“They we work very hard. There was a buzz of people.

“It’s very sad but the emergency services arrived on the scene in less than five minutes and all worked around the clock and had to deal with the public trying to get past the police tape.”

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This notice was published: 2022-04-01 23:58:00

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