Two men seriously injured after car overturns during police chase in Handsworth – Birmingham Live
A pair of men left seriously injured after a car flipped on its roof were involved in a police chase, it has been revealed.
Two crash victims were badly hurt as the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on Oxhill Road, Handsworth on Monday morning, May 20.
A crumpled Toyota Celica – believed to be stolen – was pictured resting on its roof shortly after 2am.
The driver had been fleeing police when he smashed into parked cars and a lamppost, overturning the vehicle.
Ambulance crews and ten firefighters raced to the scene to help the men, who had both freed themselves from the wreckage.
Both men received trauma care on scene for the multiple injuries they sustained.
They were then rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.
Police said the incident has been referred to their Professional Standards Department after a police chase over a suspected stolen car.
A statement from West Midlands Police read: “A suspected stolen car being pursued by police was involved in a collision with parked vehicles in Oxhill Road, Handsworth, around 2.10am this morning (Monday 20 May).
“Two men from the car have been taken to hospital with injuries which are serious but not life-threatening.
“The incident has been referred to our Professional Standards Department as is routine in such matters.”
Police can be seen blocking off the road in the video above at the junction of Avenue Road, where it took place.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: “We were called to Oxhill Road at the junction of Avenue Road to reports of a single car RTC. Called by the police at 2.14am this morning.
“We sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a trauma merit doctor.
“Two patients, both men, both given trauma care on scene, before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment. Suspected serious injuries.”