Girl, 17, and man, 22, fighting for life after VW Golf smashes into wall

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A TEENAGE girl and a man are fighting for their lives after a car smashed into a wall in the early hours of this morning.

Police sealed off the road on Walsall, West Midlands, after the horror crash overnight.

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A 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man are fighting for their lives after a car crashed into a wall in WalsallCredit: BPM Media
Mellish Road was sealed off by police in the early hours of Sunday

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Mellish Road was sealed off by police in the early hours of SundayCredit: BPM Media

A 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were rushed to hospital after the VW Golf slammed into the wall around 12.45am.

Nearby residents said the crash was so loud they thought it was an “earthquake”.

One local told Black Country Live: “There was a big bang, we even felt it through the house.

“We thought the roof of the kitchen had collapsed in so came to have a look and out of the window we saw a huge cloud of smoke.

‘EARTHQUAKE’

“I came out to see what was going on. The vehicle was in the centre of the road on top of the bollards.

“Everyone was shouting to call the police.The engine was on the footpath on the other side of the road.

“There was nothing left of the front of the vehicle. It was around 1am and police arrived within five minutes.

“I started telling cars to divert away from the scene. Lots of residents were coming out to help.”

It first we thought it was an earthquake it was so loud

Local resident

One resident said that drivers treat the road “like it’s a racetrack”. 

Shocked locals arriving at the crash scene to help wept after seeing the wreckage.

Another person told Birmingham Live: “My brother and cousins were the first to go out and see what had happened.

“We were distraught because my mum died in a car crash so it brought back a lot of memories. We were all crying.

“Everyone came running out to help. At first we thought it was an earthquake it was so loud.

“A car was completely shattered and the engine of the car was out on the road.”

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Neighbours reported hearing a crash like an 'earthquake'

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Neighbours reported hearing a crash like an ‘earthquake’Credit: BPM Media


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