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Man injured in 'stolen' car crash

A man has been seriously injured after crashing a car that is thought to have been stolen in a robbery just minutes before the smash.

The unnamed man, thought to be in his 20s, was trapped inside the blue Ford Ka after it hit a stationary car and then a bus stop in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

When freed, he was taken to hospital with multiple serious injuries where he remains in a critical condition, police said.

Officers believe the car he was driving had been stolen in a robbery on Greenbank Gardens just minutes before the collision.

Emergency services were alerted to the crash just after 2am by a member of the public who had dialled 999.

Wordesley High Street was closed for seven hours while crash investigators examined the scene for clues and eventually reopened at 9am.

Detective Constable Derek Cole, from the force's Criminal Investigation Department, said: "This investigation is at a very early stage and we are liaising with colleagues in our Collision Investigation Unit on the matter.

"The fact remains that this was a very serious collision which has left a young man fighting for his life. We need to understand what happened.

"With this in mind, I am urging anyone who may have seen the collision or the car in the lead up to the crash to get in touch."

Anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to call the force on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


From Belfast Telegraph