Injured man arrested as car overturns in Darlaston

A man was taken to hospital under arrest after a car overturned in a crash in Walsall.

The scene on Wolverhampton Road following the crash. Photo: @ResponseWMP
The scene on Wolverhampton Road following the crash. Photo: @ResponseWMP

Police, paramedics, firefighters and an air ambulance crew were sent to Wolverhampton Street in Darlaston after a Nissan Juke hit a parked vehicle and overturned just after 1pm on Friday.

A 49-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking, with police saying they believed the Nissan Juke was taken from a nearby address shortly before the collision.

The man was treated for a shoulder injury at the scene and taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for further treatment, with an interview by the police set to take place in due course.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We were alerted to a two-car collision in Wolverhampton Street, Darlaston, at 1.15pm yesterday in which one vehicle overturned. Thankfully there were no serious injuries.

"It’s understood the car, a Nissan Juke, was taken shortly before from a nearby address.

"A 49-year-old man was arrested at the crash scene on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

"He was taken to hospital with a shoulder injury and will be interviewed in due course."

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: "We were called at 1.18pm to reports of a road traffic collision in which a car collided with parked vehicles on Wolverhampton Street in Darlaston.

"We sent the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, one land ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene.

"We treated one patient, a man, who was the driver of the car, for injuries not believed to be serious.

"He was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital by land ambulance for further treatment."

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