Toddler and boy, 10, killed in car crash

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The collision happened on the busy Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton.

Two boys, one aged 23 months and the other 10, have died in a car crash.

The collision happened on the Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton, at the junction with Lawnswood Avenue, at about 8.45pm on Thursday, West Midlands Police said.

The children were in a BMW car with their mother, who was seriously injured and remains in hospital.

Crash scene
Traffic was running past the scene on Friday morning, where Thursday evening two children had been killed. (Matthew Cooper/PA)

Medics treated the badly injured youngsters, but nothing could be done to save them and they were pronounced dead at the scene, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Accident investigators were at the incident overnight, where a blue Audi A3 could be seen with a crumpled front end as well as a white BMW which had also been extensively damaged.

The accident happened at the junction of Birmingham New Road and Lawnswood Avenue, Wolverhampton. (Matthew Cooper/PA)

A witness who saw the aftermath said it had been a “massive” accident and he heard “a woman screaming”.

The man, who lives locally and declined to be named, said: “It’s very sad to hear that children have been killed.”

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