UK: Two dead after Porsche slams into lamp post

Crash site: The Porsche Cayenne crashed into a lamp post late last night (Source:

Two young men have been killed after their Porsche Cayenne slammed into a lamp post in a late-night smash.

The pair were thrown from the car after the driver lost control in Small Heath Highway, Birmingham.

Emergency crews arrived just before 11.30pm last night, and four men were taken to hospital, reports the Birmingham Mail.

But despite the best efforts of medical staff two of the casualties, both aged in their 20s, could not be saved.

The two others, also aged in their 20s, remain in hospital where their condition is described as stable.

Small Heath Highway was closed in both directions for several hours while an investigation into what happened was carried out.

Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit said: “Although this tragic collision happened late in the evening we know there would have been other vehicles on the road at the time.

“We would ask anyone who saw what happened and has not already spoken to police to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a trauma doctor to the scene.

A spokesman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find four patients in total, two of whom were men who had been ejected from their vehicle.

“The men had been ejected when the car they were travelling in rolled and come to rest the right way up, on the opposite side of the carriageway.

“The car had collided with the central reservation and a lamppost in the incident.

“Bystanders were already carrying out CPR on one of the men prior to our arrival.”

Ambulance crews then began administering advanced life support but it became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

The spokesman said: “The second man, believed to be in his 50s, was also in cardiac arrest. Again crews carried out advanced life support and were successfully able to restart the man’s heart.

“He had suffered a significant head injury in the incident and was quickly transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“Unfortunately his injuries are thought to be extremely serious. The two other patients, both men in their 20s, had suffered minor injuries.

“One was treated for a minor pelvic injury and immobilised as a precaution.

“They were both transported to Heartlands Hospital for further treatment.”

Anyone with information should contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

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