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TWO men died in a head-on smash during a weekend of carnage on the roads in the Midlands.
The fatal accident happened at around 12.45am yesterday in Pedmore, Stourbridge and there were two other serious crashes in Bilston and in Wombourne.
A West Midlands West Midlands, former metropolitan county, central England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county embraced the Birmingham conurbation and comprised seven metropolitan districts: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Birmingham, Solihull, ambulance spokesman said two cars were involved in the fatal crash, behind Stourbridge Golf Club.
A man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second victim, a man in his 60s, died on his way to hospital after paramedics discovered the nearest operating theatre at Russells Hall Hospital was closed.
Ambulance crews were diverted to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton - more than 10 miles away but the man was dead on arrival.
Police are investigating the circumstances.
Neither of the victims has yet been named.
In another accident less than two hours later a man was left fighting for his life.
The crash happened just after 2am when a car went out of conrtol and smashed into a wall in St Chad's Road, Bilston.
The man, in his 30s, suffered severe head injuries and was detained de·tain
tr.v. de·tained, de·tain·ing, de·tains
1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard.
2. To keep in custody or temporary confinement: in New Cross Hospital.
And in a third accident a woman was seriously injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. in a crash at Wombourne near Wolverhampton.
The accident happened just after 7pm on Saturday outside the Penn Cottage restaurant in Stourbtridge Road.
The woman, aged 55, suffered serious head injuries and was also taken to New Cross Hospital.