Two men and an elderly woman received treatment by ambulance staff this afternoon (20/11), after they were involved in a collision between a bus and a van.

Emergency Services were dispatched to the High Street, shortly before 2.00pm (Monday), to reports of a collision involving a bus and a van.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Crews arrived to find a van which had sustained substantial front-end damage in the RTC. The passenger of the van, a man in his 40s, sustained a serious head injury. Crews administered trauma care, dressing his wounds before he was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The driver of the van, a man in his 20s, was treated on scene for injuries to his foot and chest before being conveyed to City Hospital.

“An elderly woman, a passenger on the bus, was also treated on scene by ambulance staff after she had sustained facial injuries in the collision. She was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution before being taken by ambulance to Sandwell Hospital.”

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