Two badly hurt in Tyburn Road crash as car smashes into tree – Birmingham Live

The road was closed in both directions after collision near junction with Abbotts Road
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Two people were seriously injured after a car smashed into a tree on one of Birmingham's busiest dual carriageways. A stretch of Tyburn Road was closed in both directions after the crash, which happened at around 1.30pm today, Sunday, October 15.
Police asked motorists to stay away from the scene at Bromford following a collision near the junction with Abbotts Road. The West Midlands force said: "We've been called after a car hit a tree on Tyburn Road at around 1.30pm today. Two people have been seriously injured.
"A road closure is in place and anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101, and quoting log 2080 of October 15."
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A large-scale closure remained in place as of late afternoon. Three West Midlands Fire Service crews were sent to the scene, an engine from Erdington, one from Ward End and a brigade response also from Ward End. Buses were also being diverted.
Birmingham Police tweeted: "Tyburn Road is closed both ways from Abbotts Road following a serious collision. Please avoid the area." The National Express West Midlands No.67 bus was also diverting away from the scene.
There were long queues as traffic heading out of Birmingham city centre was diverted off Tyburn Road. Abbotts Road was filled with vehicles as drivers were kept away from the scene.
Residents were later allowed back into their homes by police. An elderly resident, waiting to be led back to her home by a police officer, said serious crashes were all-too-regular int he area. She said: "It happens all the time. There was one last week at night. I've even had one into my house."