Driver of stolen car crashes into tree in Kings Heath after driving on wrong side of M42

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The driver of a car which crashed into a tree in Kings Heath after driving on the wrong side of the M42 is currently in a critical condition in hospital following the crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after the driver of a stolen car was spotted on the wrong side of the M42 carriageway in Kings Heath before crashing into a tree on Sunday (23 October)

The incident happened at the Junction of Warstock Road and Alcester Road South just before 10.20pm. A stolen white Kia Sportage was spotted on the M42 by officers, it was followed for a while before a pursuit began.

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The vehicle then went onto the wrong side of the dual carriageway and collided with a tree. The driver, a man aged 45, sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A referral has been made to Warwickshire Police’s Professional Standards Department and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

 the Junction of Warstock Road and Alcester Road South the Junction of Warstock Road and Alcester Road South
the Junction of Warstock Road and Alcester Road South | Google Street View

Appeal for dashcam footage

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our investigation is ongoing and we’re collating witness accounts and CCTV and have forensically examined the scene.

“We’re really keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed anything, or has dashcam footage.”

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