West Midlands Police has launched an investigation after a serious collision following a police pursuit in Northfield.

The collision involved a Seat Ibiza which failed to stop for police on Middleton Hall Road, near the junction with Northfield Road in Cotteridge at around 10.10pm yesterday (17/06).

A short time later it was found after having collided with a Volkswagen Fox. A Jaguar XF was also damaged in the collision.

The driver of the Seat suffered life-threatening injuries and three people in the Volkswagen were also seriously injured. All four remain in hospital this morning. The driver of the Jaguar is believed to have suffered more minor injuries. The road was closed for several hours whilst collision investigators carried out an investigation.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find four patients involved in the collision being given first aid by police, a midwife and an off duty WMAS member of staff.

“The driver of one car, a man, was in a critical condition and received advanced trauma care by paramedics and the doctor on scene before he was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on blue lights for further emergency care.

“A woman and two men from a second vehicle involved sustained serious injuries in the collision. Each received trauma care by the team of ambulance staff on scene before all were conveyed, in a stable condition, to the same hospital for further treatment.”

West Midlands Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), as is routine in such cases.