Three men have escaped with what appear to be remarkably minor injuries despite a serious collision that left three vehicles with massive damage.

Emergency services were called to the junction of Church Road and Lea Hall Road, at 10.15PM (04/07), to reports of a collision.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “On arrival crews were faced with three cars, where the vehicles had suffered a huge level of damage.

“Astonishingly, given the level of damage, the injuries sustained appeared not to be too serious.

“A 20 year old man from a white car had managed to get out of the vehicle and was lying on the ground.  He was complaining of back pain.  He was immobilised before being taken to Heartlands Hospital.

“A man in his 40s from a second car had suffered leg injuries and was taken to the same hospital, while a man estimated to be in his 60s from the third car was discharged at scene after an assessment by ambulance staff.

“There is no doubt that the safety system on the cars saved the drivers from far more serious injuries.”

(Images: West Midlands Ambulance Service)