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Driver killed in Black Country bus shelter crash

By Harry Leather | Sedgley | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been killed after the car he was driving crashed into a bus shelter in the Black Country.

The aftermath of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: SnapperSK

The man, aged in his 30s, died after the crash happened in Sandyfields Road, Sedgley, at around 11.30pm on Friday.

A nearby resident pulled the man from the car and emergency services fought to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The aftermath of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: SnapperSK
The aftermath of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: SnapperSK

The Ford Focus he was driving had crashed into a bus shelter at the side of Sandyfields Road near the junction with Longfellow Road. Nobody else was in the car and no pedestrians were involved in the crash.

Photos from the scene show how the bus stop was destroyed and the Focus was left with major front-end damage, surrounded by debris.

The road, that runs down hill to The Straits and High Arcal Road, was closed as collision investigators from West Midlands Police examined the scene and the road was cleared.

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The aftermath of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: SnapperSK
The aftermath of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: SnapperSK

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are in the early stages of our investigations but we do not believe any other vehicles were involved.

"Our thoughts remain with this man's family, as we continue to establish the exact circumstances of this incident.

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"I would urge anyone who was at the scene or may have information about the collision, who we have not yet spoken with, to get in touch with us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting log number 5244 of August 7.

The aftermath of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: SnapperSK
The aftermath of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: SnapperSK
Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Editor - @hleather_star

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