accident on Saturday afternoon held up traffic for over an hour at A452, Sutton Coldfield on Chester Road North.
Roads were closed between the Roylesden Cresent junction and the Monmouth drive junction.
details of the accident are not available yet, commuters and residents of the area said a car collided into a road divider and flipped over.
The incident took place
between 3:00-4:00pm. According to local shop owners around the area, two ambulances and a fire service vehicle reached the accident spot soon after.
Comments from commuters and residents of the area
Gurjit Gill, a local shop owner on Chester Road North said:
Adelle Burns, a resident of Chester Road said:
The incident, reported elsewhere by the local media:
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A large number of commuters were left staring at bus stop
Real Time Information screens and mobile phone apps as the traffic came to a grinding halt this afternoon.
About an hour later it was confirmed by the National Express twitter updates that there has been a
gridlock in the city with the emergency landing of an air ambulance near the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Despite repeated attempts, there were no comments or confirmation available from the
West Midlands Ambulance Service press office on this. Here is what commuters said on twitter:
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