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A police officer has been killed and three people injured in a fatal road crash in Erdington.
The Bromsgrove based officer was off duty when he sustained a “medical emergency at the wheel” at the junction of the Tyburn Road and Stoneyhurst Road.
He lost control of the car which veered off the road which also had three passengers inside who sustained “potentially serious injuries”.
No other vehicle was involved in the crash which happened on Saturday August 28 but details were only released by West Mercia Police yesterday.
Ambulance crews battled to save the man’s life at the scene but he was pronounced dead soon after paramedics arrived.
A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “The circumstances of the incident are currently being investigated by our colleagues at West Midlands Police but it is believed that the officer suffered a medical episode prior to the collision.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues.”
West Midlands Ambulance crews and the Air Ambulance was sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We sent four ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill to the scene.
“On arrival, we found four patients. The first patient, the driver of the car, had suffered a medical emergency at the wheel and was in a critical condition.
“Crews immediately administered advanced life support but unfortunately, despite their best efforts, it became apparent that nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”
The spokesman added: “The other three patients, a man and two women, who were passengers in the car, had sustained potentially serious injuries and were conveyed to Heartlands Hospital for further treatment.”