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Man charged with drink driving after DPD van crash in West Bromwich

By Megan Archer | West Bromwich | Crime | Published:

A man has been charged with drink driving after a delivery van crashed through railings at a busy roundabout in the Black Country.

The aftermath of the crash in West Bromwich. Photo: West Bromwich Fire

The DPD van was left lying on its side after the collision, which saw the van go through railings and end up on the ground near the subway around 15ft (4.5m) below the road.

Amarvir Powar, age 26, has now been charged by police in relation to the crash.

Powar, of Coton Road in Wolverhampton, was bailed before his appearance at Dudley Magistrates Court today.

The aftermath of the crash in West Bromwich. Photo: West Bromwich Fire

Paramedics, police and two fire crews attended the scene on Friday evening and the driver of the van was treated for shock and hand injuries before being taken to Sandwell General Hospital.

Crowds gathered at the scene next to the A41 Black Country New Road and Carter's Green, where the roundabout railings and van were seriously damaged.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We were called at 8.30pm to a road traffic collision, with two crews and 10 personnel from Tipton and West Bromwich fire attending.

The van had gone through the railings on Albion Roundabout and landed on its side. Photo: West Bromwich Fire

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"On arrival, found the incident involved a white DPD van which had gone through the railings and down to the subway area of the traffic island.

"The van had come to rest on its side and the driver had gotten out, so he was treated for shock and injuries to his hands.

"We righted the vehicle, which only contained parcels, and left it in charge of the recovery vehicle while cleaning up around the scene.

"We left the scene at 9.51pm and left the incident in charge of Sandwell Council to deal with the railings."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting log number 4356 of July 10.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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