Disruption in Dudley as accident forces closure of Tipton Road

The pile-up happened on Tipton Road, Dudley, around 1.15pm and resulted in the van flipping onto its side.

West Midlands Police closed the road, near the Black Country Living Museum, forcing diversion and buses to be rerouted. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at around 1.15pm to reports of an RTC on Tipton Road in Dudley near Castle Gate Island.

The scene following the crash

“An ambulance, paramedic officer and a critical care paramedic were sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews found three cars and a van had been involved in a collision and the van had ended up on its side.

“The driver of one of the cars, a woman, was treated by ambulance staff for injuries not believed to be serious and taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment. Two other patients, both men from the van, were assessed by medics but did not require further treatment.”

Buses have been diverted due to closures and National Express West Midlands tweeted about the disruption.

The scene following the crash

It said: “Due to a police incident, Tipton Road Dudley is closed.

“11 is diverting in both directions via: Birmingham Road, Burnt Tree Junction and Birmingham New Road to re-join Tipton Road.

“Apologies for any disruption to your journey.”

West Midlands Police have been approached for a comment concerning the incident.