A MAN in his 70s has died following a two-car crash in Brierley Hill this morning (Thursday, December 3).

It is believed the elderly man - who was the driver of one of the cars involved in the collision on Bank Street - suffered a "medical episode" shortly after.

He was rushed to Russell's Hall Hospital, where he later died.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 7.48am to reports of a road traffic collision at the junction of Victoria Street and Bank Street.

"Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who was in a critical condition.

"Ambulance crews were told that the man had suffered a suspected medical episode prior to the collision.

"They immediately began administering specialist trauma care to the patient, which continued as the patient was transferred to Russell’s Hall Hospital."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said officers were called to the scene of the crash just after 8am. 

They said: "It is understood that shortly afterwards the driver of one of the cars, who was in his 70s, suffered a medical episode.

"He was taken to hospital but sadly later died. Enquiries are continuing."