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By James Somper 

A smart car caused chaos when it smashed through the front of a bath showroom – seriously injuring a female pedestrian. 

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene after the vehicle crashed into Bathstore off Mere Green Road in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, shortly before 1pm today [WEDS]. 

The car struck a female pedestrian, leaving her with ‘sustained multiple serious injuries’ which paramedics said required advanced trauma care on scene before she was rushed to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 

The vehicle then careered into the front of the shop and crashed through the front window.

The male driver of the car – believed to have escaped with only minor injuries – was taken to Good Hope Hospital for checks. 

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Police are currently on Mere Green Road in Sutton Coldfield following a collision just before 1pm this afternoon which left a woman with serious injuries.

“It’s believed a car struck a pedestrian, before entering a shop on the road. 

“The pedestrian has been taken to hospital.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a pedestrian, a woman, who was being cared for by passers-by after being involved in a collision with a car.

“Upon assessment ambulance staff quickly established the woman had sustained multiple serious injuries which required advanced trauma care on scene. 

“The team of ambulance staff worked to administer pain relief whilst stabilising her injuries, before she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The driver of the car, a man, was assessed on scene before being taken by land ambulance to Good Hope Hospital for further checks.”