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Drink-drive arrest as young boys taken to hospital after bridge crash

By Harry Leather | Dudley | Crime | Published:

A chunk of the bridge wall was taken out in the smash in Brierley Hill Road.

The damaged car involved in the crash. Photo: WMFS

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.

Tape seals off the bridge wall. Photo: WMFS

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.

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Police, paramedics and firefighters were all at the scene. Photo: WMFS

"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."

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Journalist - @hleather_star

Digital journalist covering breaking news across the region from the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton.

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