Driver flees as Subaru smashes into lamppost in high-speed crash

By Liam Keen | Dudley | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A car and a lamppost were destroyed after a high-speed crash on a residential road in the Black Country.

The car was left severely damaged by the crash

Three people fled the scene after the Subaru ploughed into the lamppost, knocking it over, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The driver and two passengers disappeared as emergency services were called to the incident in Wall Heath, Dudley, just after 3am.

The Subaru was left wrecked, with pictures showing the rear end caved in, while sparks were flying out of the lamppost which had split into at least two parts

Sparks were flying out of the lamppost when firefighters arrived


West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service all attended the scene.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We were called at 3.05am by the police to reports of an RTC between a car and a lamppost on Grove Park in Wall Heath.

"The car was in a high-speed collision with the lamppost and three occupants of the car absconded from the vehicle.


"The lamppost had been knocked down and was sparking.

"Two crews, one from Brierley Hill and one from Dudley, attended the scene.

"The vehicle was made safe and the lamppost isolated."

West Midlands Police has been contacted for comment.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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