A MAN and a woman were rushed to hospital after a car smashed into a wall on the corner of Clifton Street and South Road in Stourbridge yesterday.

Busy South Road was closed by police for more than two hours following the incident, which happened at around 3.55pm on Tuesday April 10.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the West Midlands care team with a doctor on board to the scene after being alerted at 3.50pm and a spokesman said crews arrived to find a car had collided with a wall.

A man and a woman in their 60s had to be cut free by firefighters from the car - a BMW which was found on its side.

The man, the driver of the vehicle, was taken by ambulance to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was suffering from neck pain; while the female passenger was suffering from chest and back pain and was also taken to hospital for treatment.

West Midlands Fire Service sent eight firefighters to the scene where they removed the roof of the car to rescue the occupants. 

A spokesman added that firefighters arrived at the incident within three minutes of receiving the emergency call.