Drink-drive arrest as young boys taken to hospital after bridge crash
A chunk of the bridge wall was taken out in the smash in Brierley Hill Road.
A suspected drink driver was being questioned by police this morning after a car carrying two young boys crashed into a bridge.
The boys, aged four and six, were both taken to hospital as a precaution, while a woman suffered a suspected broken leg after the car crashed shortly before 4pm yesterday.
A chunk of the bridge was taken out by the car, which was left with major front-end damage after the incident in Brierley Hill Road, Wordsley.
A 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of drink driving was still in police custody this morning.
Pictures taken by firefighters at the scene showed the silver hatchback left with a smashed and crumpled bumper and a cracked windscreen, while there was a gaping hole in the bridge wall where bricks had been knocked into the Stourbridge Canal.
The road was closed while emergency services cleared the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said: "We were called to Brierley Hill Road at 3.50pm yesterday to reports of a car which had collided with a bridge/wall.
"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the critical care car from the Midlands Air Ambulance attended.
"A four-year-old and six-year-old boy sustained minor injuries and were given treatment on scene before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital as a precaution.
"A woman in her 20s, who was out of the vehicle upon our arrival, had sustained a suspected fractured leg.
"She was given pain relief by ambulance staff and trauma care on scene before she was taken on blue lights to the same hospital for further treatment."
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