Wolverhampton tram crash: Pregnant teenager with 'life-threatening' head injuries following car collision with tram

Emergency services on the scene in Wolverhampton
Emergency services on the scene in Wolverhampton

The driver of the vehicle, a teenage boy, has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

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A tram crash in Wolverhampton has left a pregnant teenage girl with "life-threatening" head injuries.

The tram collided with the vehicle she was a passenger in shortly after 06:30 BST.

The driver of the vehicle, a teenage boy, has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

A temporary suspension to the tram service was put in place.

West Midlands Police confirmed a tram passenger bore some injury as a result of the crash at the Bilston Street and Piper's Row junction.

The injured teenage girl had to be helped from the vehicle, according to West Midlands Fire Service.

The ambulance service, which has described the girl's injuries as life-threatening, said she was given advanced trauma care whilst travelling to hospital in Birmingham.

The teenage car driver managed to exit the car and received treatment for his injuries, that were not thought to be serious, before also being escorted to hospital.