Two killed as car hits multiple pedestrians in Oldbury - full West Midlands Police statement as man arrested

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the fatal road colission on Birmingham Road in Oldbury

Two people were killed and two others remain critical after a road traffic collision in Oldbury.

A blue Nissan Skyline hit a number of pedestrians who had gathered on the A457 Birmingham Road and Oldbury Road near to the junction with Crystal Drive at around 11.30pm last night (November 20).

A man, aged 19, and a 16-year-old girl suffered serious injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. A man and woman in their 20s were also injured and taken to hospital where their condition is described as life threatening. A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts remain with all the families affected. We have specialist family liaison officers supporting them at this terrible time.

“We know that there were lots of people who had gathered in the area at the time of the collision and would have witnessed what happened. I would urge those people to get in touch if they haven’t already done so.

“I would ask people not to share videos or photos on social media. If you have anything that could help with our investigation, then please get in touch.

“This is very distressing for the families affected and it’s not appropriate for them to see things that could upset them on social media. “I want to thank everyone who has provided a statement so far, and ask anyone else with dashcam footage or any other witnesses to contact us.”

The general scene on the 21st November 2022 where two teenagers were killed when a car ran over pedestrians on the A457 Oldbury Road

The scene at Oldbury Road and Birmingham Road has now been re-opened. The road was closed for several hours after the accident.

West Midlands Police are appealing for information. You can email [email protected], message Live Chat on West Midlands Police website between 8am and midnight, or call 101. Quote log number 3732 of 20 November.

What did West Midlands Ambulance Service say?

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident involving a car that had collided with a wall on Oldbury Road at 11.40pm and sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic, and a BASICS emergency doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews discovered five patients. The first and second were a man and a teenage girl, who were pedestrians, in a critical condition.

“Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff it became clear that nothing more could be done to save them and they were confirmed deceased at the scene.

“Two more pedestrians, a woman and a man had sustained life-threatening injuries. They received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff at the scene and en route to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

“The fifth, the driver of the car was assessed by ambulance staff at the scene. He had sustained non-life threatening injuries and was discharged at the scene.”