Five teenage boys were taken to hospital after a car smashed into a house in Sutton Coldfield.

A black mini – with five teenage boys inside – clipped a pick-up truck on Mere Green Road, Mere Green, and mounted the pavement.

The car flattened plants and shrubs before knocking a hole in the wall of a semi-detached home at about 12.35pm on Wednesday.

One boy was cut free from the mangled wreckage and airlifted to hospital and four others were treated for shock and whiplash.

The car hit a Mitsubishi L200 before it hit the house where Debbie Hill lives with her civil servant husband Dave, also 32, and the children.

All of the youths in the car are understood to be between 16 and 18 and sixth form students and nearby Arthur Terry School.

A friend of the boys said the driver had passed his test only last week and they had gone out for lunch during a break.

One rear seat passenger was taken to Selly Oak Hospital by the Midlands Air Ambulance with head injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

The four others were taken to Good Hope Hospital.

Mrs Hill, a physiotherapist, said: “I was watching TV when I heard a huge bang.

“I rushed out and four of the lads were already out but the other one seemed in a bad way.

“One of the neighbours was dealing with him and the paramedics were here very quickly.”