A MAN has been arrested after a serious three-car collision in Oldbury yesterday afternoon (May 8).

The crash happened on the Wolverhampton Road just before 2pm.

Two women were trapped in two separate cars – a blue Kia and a black Audi – while a toddler was rescued from one of the vehicles having sustained minor injuries.

Bystanders helped free the toddler from the car before emergency services personnel arrived to free the trapped women.

A 20-year-old woman had to be cut free from the Kia and rushed to hospital where she remains with critical injuries.

The other woman, who had been driving the Audi, was also freed by the fire service.

She sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital and kept in as a precaution.

The crash was initially thought to have involved two cars, but a third car suspected of being involved was located by officers a short time later.

The 31-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and he remains in police custody this morning.

The road was closed yesterday while investigations were carried out, but the road has since reopened.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed what happened or has dash-cam of the events leading up to and including the collision to get in touch with the collision investigation unit.

Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk from 8am - midnight or by calling 101 anytime and should quote log 1160 of the 08/05/2019.