This was the scene of devastation following a horror crash between a stolen car and a TRACTOR near a busy motorway junction.
Emergency services were called after the large farming vehicle overturned following the high speed collision in Great Barr, Birmingham on Friday (1/6).
Shocking footage captured the aftermath of the smash showing the crumpled wreckage of a Ford Focus and debris strewn across the carriageway.
Incredibly, the driver of the tractor managed to pull himself free and escaped with minor injuries before being taken to Sandwell Hospital, in West Bromwich, West Mids.
Witnesses said the occupants of the Ford fled the scene and police have since confirmed the vehicle was stolen.
A blue Peugeot 207 was also involved in the crash near Junction 7 of the M6 but the driver was fortunately uninjured.
The footage was uploaded to website Birmz Is Grime where it has since been viewed more than 300,000 times on social media.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports of a multi-vehicle collision involving a tractor in Chapel Lane, Great Barr at around 12pm on Friday 1 June.
“We believe a number of people may have left the scene. Enquiries are on-going.
“No-one is believed to have suffered any serious injuries.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.57am to the junction of Birmingham Road and Chapel Lane in Great Barr.
“We sent one ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the West Midlands CARE team.
“One patient was treated. He managed to get out of the tractor after it had overturned.
“He was treated for cuts to his back and head, given pain relief before being sent to Sandwell Hospital.”
Police had recently issued a warning to homeowners following a spare of car thefts in the Great Barr area.
PCSO Tracy Ash, of Aldridge police team, said last week: “There have been several theft from motor vehicles in the Pheasey area over recent days.
“Please do not leave any valuables on display in your vehicle. Also double check you have locked your vehicle.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1020 of June 1.