POLICE has launched an investigation after two people were killed in a horror fireball car crash.
Two people were killed after a car collided with a lamp post and caught fire in Harbourne, Birmingham, yesterday.
A third man was taken to hospital in serious condition after attempting to exit the vehicle following the incident on Hagley West Road at around 10pm.
One witness described how the car – possibly a white Toyota Yaris – became “a ball of fire”.
They said emergency crews “couldn’t do anything” to save the victims, who have yet to be officially identified.
Family members arrived on the scene within hours of the crash and looked distressed.
Hagley Road West, a vital route linking the city center with the M5 motorway, remained closed for about eight hours before reopening.
In a tweet, West Midlands Police said motorists had been told to avoid the area because of a “serious collision”.
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Officers urged those who witnessed the crash or anyone with dash cam footage, to go ahead.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘On arrival, officers discovered three patients in the vehicle were on fire.
“Two of them, the driver and a passenger in the vehicle, were seriously injured in the collision.
“Unfortunately, it was immediately clear that nothing could be done to save them and they were confirmed dead at the scene.
“The third patient, a male passenger, received advanced trauma care at the scene for his serious injuries before he was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment. .”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 4263 of 11/01/22.
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