Crashes leave car on wall and street lighting knocked out

By Jamie Brassington | Sandwell | News | Published:

A man was taken to hospital and street lighting was knocked out after two Black Country crashes last night.

A man was taken to hospital after his car crashed into a wall near the Wheatsheaf pub. Photo: Oldbury Fire

Passers-by helped a man get out of his car after it crashed into a wall in one incident in Tividale.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances to the scene, where the car had ended up resting on top of a small wall in Portway Hill near the Wheatsheaf pub at around 7.40pm.

A man in his 20s was given pain relief by crews before he was taken to Russells Hall hospital in Dudley.

This car was involved in a crash with a street lamp. Photo: Oldbury Fire

An ambulance spokesman said: "One patient, a man in his 20s, was helped out the vehicle by passers-by before we arrived.

"He suffered head and back pain and was given pain relief on the scene and immobilised before he was taken to Russells Hall."

Street lighting was not working on Oldbury Ringway as a result. Photo: Oldbury Fire

Meanwhile a street lamp was knocked over in a separate smash on Oldbury Ringway.

Oldbury Fire Station tweeted photos of the incident warning that there would be no lighting on the ringway as a result.

Sandwell Council's highways team today said they were working to arrange repairs ASAP.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

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