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Man's leg broken as car smashes into Ladbrokes shop

By Dayna Farrington | Aldridge | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been left with a broken leg after a car crashed through the front of a bookmakers and ended up in the shop.

The aftermath of the crash where a car ended up inside Ladbrokes in Aldridge. Photo: SnapperSK

The man is thought to have been inside the Ladbrokes shop when an elderly woman accidentally drove into it shortly before 3pm on Tuesday.

The car travelled so far into the shop that it was no longer visible behind the smashed glass and promotional boards in Anchor Parade, Aldridge.

The 36-year-old man was taken to hospital, while the driver was assessed at the scene and taken home by family after being helped into the shop by an officer to collect her belongings.

The Ladbrokes in Anchor Way, Aldridge. Photo: SnapperSK

West Midlands Police is investigating the incident but nobody has been arrested.

Firefighters were also called to assess the damage and make the scene safe, with the car still inside the shop at 5.30pm.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: "We sent a crew from Aldridge and one crew from Walsall fire stations, a total of nine firefighters.

The car was hidden from view by the damaged boards and glass. Photo: SnapperSK

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"The incident involved a car crashing into the front of a shop, in Anchor Parade.

"A structural assessment of the shop has taken place, and it is mainly damage to the window. We also made the vehicle safe. A structural engineer was also due to attend."

An air ambulance was sent to the scene along with two land ambulances but only the injured man was taken to hospital, a West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

"Crews arrived to find a car in a shop, with three patients at the scene. We’ve treated a man, who’s believed to have been in the building, for potentially serious injuries," the spokesman explained.

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Police, paramedics and firefighters attended the scene. Photo: SnapperSK

"He’s been taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by land ambulance for further treatment.

"Two other patients have been assessed and discharged at the scene.”

Barriers at the scene which was cordoned off with police tape. Photo: SnapperSK

A spokesman for West Midlands Police added: "We are investigating after a car crashed into a Ladbrokes shop on Anchor Parade, Aldridge, just before 3pm on Tuesday afternoon.

"A 36-year-old man has suffered a broken leg and has been taken to hospital.

"Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting log number 2922 of August 11.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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