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Drink-drive suspect arrested as schoolgirl's leg broken in Walsall crash

By Jordan Reynolds | Brownhills | Crime | Published:

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.”

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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