Pelsall road reopens after York's Bridge crash

By Dayna Farrington | Pelsall | News | Published:

A road where a 19th century bridge in Pelsall was damaged after a head-on crash involving suspected car thieves and an unmarked police vehicle has reopened to traffic.

The crash caused serious damage to the bridge. Photo: John Smith

The B4154 Norton Road, at York's Bridge, reopened to traffic on Thursday, after the crash last week.

Temporary traffic lights have been installed on the road while repairs are being carried out to the bridge.

A spokesman for Walsall Council said: "Please be aware that B4154 Norton Road in Pelsall – at Yorks Bridge adjacent to The Fingerpost public house – has now reopened to traffic.

"A set of two-way temporary traffic signals are in operation in order to protect both workforce and travelling public and will continue in use until the bridge parapet, damaged in an road traffic collision last week, has been repaired.

"Delays to through traffic at peak travel times are expected."

Police confirmed that the crash on January 9 took place when a suspected car tried to overtake another vehicle and struck an unmarked police car. It was the stationary vehicle of an innocent driver that ended up hitting the wall after the crash.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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