Police appeal after M42 crash and car fire between Hopwood and Bromsgrove which has left one man critical - The Redditch Standard

Police appeal after M42 crash and car fire between Hopwood and Bromsgrove which has left one man critical

Redditch Editorial 26th Sep, 2023 Updated: 26th Sep, 2023   0

AN APPEAL has been launched following a serious crash on the M42 in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The collision, involving a blue Seat Leon and a blue Volkswagen, happened around 12.15am between the on the westbound carriageway between Junction 2 (Hopwood) and Junction 1 (Bromsgrove).

The Seat Leon subsequently caught fire.

Three people were injured and were taken to hospital for treatment.

One person remains in a critical but stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving and driving without insurance. He has since been released under investigation.




Officers would like to hear from witnesses or anyone with information or dash-cam footage of the collision or either of the vehicles in the minutes before it.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers, two doctors and a critical care paramedic from the MERIT Trauma team were sent to the scene.


“On arrival crews found one car that had been incinerated and a second car had suffered very significant damage.

A man and a woman from the first car were assessed at the scene.  The woman had suffered multiple minor injuries and the man had no serious injuries – both were taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch by ambulance.

Two men from the second car had suffered much more serious injuries.

Both were assessed by the MERIT team and were taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on blue lights.

The carriageway was closed for several hours while the emergency services dealt with the scene.

Anyone with information should email PC Danny Somner on [email protected] or call him on 07773 051327.

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