Man hurt as car careers off road and hits high-rise flats in Wolverhampton
Written by The Newsroom on November 19, 2019
A man has been hurt after a car careered off the road and smashed into a block of flats during a dramatic smash in Wolverhampton.
The black Ford Focus smashed through metal gates and plunged down a bank following the three-car smash in Stafford Road at around 11am on Tuesday, November 19.
Dramatic pictures from the scene show the motor heavily damaged after the dramatic smash, which happened close to Home Bargains and The Food Warehouse.
A structural engineer was also called out because of the damage to a pillar on the high-rise flats.
A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service told Black Country Live: “We were called at 11.16am opposite Peel Retail Park in Stafford Street.
“The caller said it was some flats opposite Home Bargains in which a car has left the road and has been in a collision with a block of flats, and was leaking fuel.
“One crew, with five firefighters, attended.
“Crews provided casualty care and requested the ambulance service as a precautionary measure.
“A structural engineer was requested to assess a pillar and a fence next to the property was also damaged.
“West Midlands Police, the ambulance service and Wolverhampton Homes were all in attendance.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: “We were called at 11.10am this morning to the junction of Stafford Street and Cannock Road. We were called to reports that a car that had gone through some railings and down a ditch.
“We sent one ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene and we treated a man, who was the driver of the car, for injuries not believed to be serious and was taken to New Cross Hospital.”
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