Alleged drink driver seriously injured as car destroyed in Netherton crash

A car was destroyed and a man seriously injured in a suspected drink-drive crash in the Black Country.

The scene in Netherton
The scene in Netherton

The alleged drink driver was left with a broken leg, broken shoulder and injured head when a car was involved in a crash with a van on Withymoor Road in Netherton, Dudley.

The road was blocked off as emergency services dealt with the incident at about 11pm on Wednesday.

The driver of the car, whose injuries were described as "not life threatening" was taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment. Medics also treated two people from the van for minor injuries who did not need hospital treatment.

Pictures from the scene showed the crumpled wreckage of the vehicle surrounded by debris.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We are investigating a collision between a car and a van on Withymoor Road, Netherton at 11.15pm yesterday.

"The driver of the car, who is suspected of drink-driving, was taken to hospital to be treated for a broken leg and shoulder and a head injury. His injuries are not deemed life changing or life threatening.

"The driver of the van suffered minor injuries.

"Our investigation is ongoing and anyone with information can contact us via live chat on our website or by calling 101. Please quote log number 4729 of 29/04."

A spokeswoman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11:14pm on Wednesday to reports of an RTC on Withymoor Road in Netherton.

“We sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the MERIT trauma team. On arrival, crews found three patients, two of whom were treated for minor injuries and discharged at the scene.

"The third patient, a man, was treated for serious injuries and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on blue lights and sirens with the MERIT team travelling on board.”

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