Police are yet to question the driver of a car involved in a serious head-on crash in Coventry which left a woman with internal injuries.
The “high impact” collision closed Foleshill Road in both directions near to the city’s Ring Road on the afternoon of Monday, August 17.
A Volkswagen Golf was driven on the wrong side of the road when it collided with an Audi at 1.40pm. The VW had earlier failed to stop for Warwickshire Police officers and was being pursued shortly before the crash.
A 49-year-old woman, who had been in the rear of the blue Golf, suffered serious internal injuries and West Midlands Police has stated that she remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.
The force also said that the male driver of the VW, who is 20 years old and was also transferred to hospital having suffered a fractured kneecap, is still to be interviewed by officers.
A 16-year-old male passenger from the VW has since been discharged from hospital, while the Audi driver, a man aged 20, escaped with minor injuries.
A witness to the Foleshill Road crash told CoventryLive how he raced to help people trapped in the wreckage after hearing an “almighty roar” in the road ahead.
As we reported in our Coventry newsletter, Marek Mahamdi was in the third car behind the head-on collision and said: “It was raining very hard but all I heard was an almighty roar. I stopped my vehicle and went out to help the trapped people in the car.
“However a policeman was already on the scene and asked me to step aside.
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“I could feel the electricity running through my feet from the broken batteries and rain.
“It was a bad crash.”
West Midlands Police;’s Serious Collision Investigation Team is investigating and can be contacted by emailing FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, or contact police via Live Chat or call 101 quoting log 2140 of August 1