Drink-drive suspect arrested as schoolgirl's leg broken in Walsall crash
A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a 14-year-old girl was hit by a van in Walsall.
Emergency services were called to Lindon Road in Brownhills on Monday at about 6pm.
Police said the teenager suffered a suspected broken leg and was taken to hospital.
A 39-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and has since been released under investigation.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police were alerted by ambulance colleagues just after 6pm on Monday 13 January to a collision in Lindon Road, Brownhills, in which a 14-year-old girl was struck by a van.
"The girl suffered a suspected broken leg and was taken to hospital.
"A 39-year-old local man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving; he has been released under investigation while enquiries continue."
Jordan Eggington, spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We were called at 6pm on Monday to Lindon Road in Brownhills to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and van. We sent one ambulance to the scene.
"Upon arrival we found one patient, a teenage girl, who was the pedestrian.
"She was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for further treatment.”
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