Driver flees scene after car hits tree in Walsall

A driver fled the scene after the car they were in came off the road and smashed into a tree.

Police and fire crews were called to Bescot Crescent, outside Bescot Retail Park in Walsall, at around 7.40pm on Saturday.

When they arrived no-one was in or around the vehicle.

Firefighters from Walsall remained at the scene for around 15 minutes to ensure the vehicle was safe.

No roads had to be closed off as the car was to one side of the carriageway and vehicles could easily get around.

Firefighter Steve Tittley said: “When we got there it looked like the driver had fled. No-one was injured and no other cars were involved.