Man arrested in Smethwick after car smashes into taxi

By Megan Archer | Smethwick | Crime | Published:

A man was arrested in Smethwick after the car he was driving smashed into a taxi, injuring three people.

A man was arrested after the crash

The Audi was reportedly being pursued by police through the town when it ploughed into a passing people carrier at the junction of Holly Lane and St Paul’s Road on Friday.

West Midlands Police said a 36-year-old man has since been charged with failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision, drink driving and possession of cannabis.

He has been bailed to appear before Walsall Magistrates Court on 4 October.

The three people in the taxi were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

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