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Eight people were injured in a collision involving three cars in the centre of Birmingham Saturday.

The incident occurred on the Aston Expressway.

All the injured people have been taken to the Queen Elizabeth City and Heartlands hospital where they are treated by a specialist emergency care team. Two of them, both women, sustained serious injuries, the BBC reported.

"The elderly woman sustained chest and abdominal injuries and the woman in her 30s suffered head and pelvic injuries in the crash," a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said. She said five ambulances and an incident support officer had been sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation and Emergency (Care) team member treated the elderly woman, who was among the two seriously injured, on the way to the hospital.

The travellers in the second car, a man and woman, were not seriously injured. They were taken to the Heartlands Hospital. Two back-seat passengers in the third car were also freed from their vehicles. One of them has received a shoulder injury and another has sustained a fractured collar bone.

The spokeswoman said both were "immobilised with neck collars and spinal boards" before being taken to hospital.