A MAN had to be cut free from a car after a crash in Kingswinford at the weekend. 

Emergency services were called to Dudley Road, at around 7.30pm on Saturday (July 17), after the crash involving a BMW and a Vauxhall.

Fire crews from Dudley and Haden Cross cut the the roof from the BMW to free the man, thought to be in his early 70s.

An off-duty nurse and bystanders helped the man and another man who was also hurt in the smash. 

A post on Dudley Fire Station's Facebook page said: "White Watch crews have extricated an elderly male from this road traffic collision late this afternoon.

"The continued professionalism of our firefighters through various training exercises and competencies meant we were able to remove this roof in under 5 minutes and get the gentleman to hospital ASAP.

"Well done to Dudley and Haden Cross, stay safe everyone."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service the man, in his early 70s, was a front seat passenger in the car. 

The crash was opposite the now-closed Old Court House pub, near the junction with The Village. 

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A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called by an off duty nurse. 

"Two ambulances attended the scene and arrived to find three patients requiring assessment being cared for by bystanders.

"One man, the driver of one car, suffered injuries not thought to be serious and was conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital.

"A second man, the passenger in the second car, was extricated from the vehicle with help from the fire service before being conveyed on blue lights to Russells Hall Hospital.

"The driver was uninjured."