Great Barr taxi driver dies after crash

Police said the taxi driver suffered a medical episode at the wheel

A taxi driver has died after a crash in Great Barr at the weekend.

The 60-year old taxi driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode before his car crashed into another vehicle outside Asda in Aldridge Road, during the early hours of Sunday morning (March 13).

West Midlands Police said he died after suffering a cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital.

Pictures from the scene in Great Barr

A spokesman for West Midlands Police, said: “A man sadly died following a collision in Aldridge Road, Great Barr in the early hours of this morning (March 13).

“It happened at around 3.45am. It’s understood a taxi driver, aged 60, suffered a medical episode at the wheel before crashing into another car.

“He suffered a cardiac arrest on route to hospital and couldn’t be revived.

“Two people travelling in the other vehicle suffered head injuries but weren’t seriously hurt.”

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