A major commuter route was closed today after a car hit a lamp post and overturned.
A stretch of the A456 Manor Way in Halesowen was shut in both directions due to fears the damaged lamp post could topple over.
Emergency repairs were due to be carried out following the crash which happened near the Harvester pub at around 6am.
The Nissan Navara ended up on its side in the middle of the carriageway, after it lost control. The driver was treated by paramedics for cuts and bruises.
Traffic was being diverted away from the scene while fire and ambulance crews worked. The road was re-opened at 11am.
Crew commander Andy Pincher from Cradley Heath Fire Service said: “We were called just after 6am to Manor Way in Halesowen between the Harvester and the Somers roundabout.
“A Nissan Navara had lost control and hit the central reservation, coming to a rest in the middle of the carriageway on its side. The driver had cuts and bruises, and he was being attended to by an ambulance crew when we got there.”
Meanwhile, a car driver and coach driver had a lucky escape when the vehicles collided at Hagley.
The crash happened on the Stourbridge Road at 8.50am yesterday. Ambulance staff discovered the coach driver had been working on the engine at the rear of the vehicle moments before the collision.