AN investigation is under way after it was revealed a police car was one of the two vehicles involved in a late-night crash in Bromsgrove that left five people injured.

The Advertiser reported earlier this week that two cars collided at the junction of the A38 and Birmingham Road at just after 10pm on Monday night.

One of the vehicles was a police car, displaying both lights and sirens, responding to an emergency incident in Rubery, West Mercia Police have now confirmed.

The other car was being driven by a member of the public, with two passengers, who had to be cut out of the wreckage by firefighters.

After the incident, West Midlands Ambulance said one of the occupants of the civilian car was treated for 'potentially serious injuries'.

However, a police statement has since said those injuries were 'non-life threatening' and all three occupants of the car have now been discharged from hospital.

The officers in the police car received minor injuries and were also treated by paramedics and taken to hospital.

The road was closed for some time while investigation work was carried out and the damaged vehicles removed.

Chief Inspector Helen Kinrade said: “An investigation into the collision is underway and the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) has been informed as is normal practice when police are involved in a collision such as this.”