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Busy Wolverhampton route blocked after car flips onto roof

By Andrew Turton | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A busy route in Wolverhampton was blocked after a car flipped onto its roof in a crash.

The car flipped onto its roof

The crash happened on the A4123 Birmingham Road at Snow Hill just off the city centre ring road just before 7am.

Motorists faced delays of up to 30 minutes with the road closed off opposite St Johns Retail Park.

The road was blocked by police

A man managed to climb out of the wreckage as emergency services arrived.

He suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Police cars blocked the road

Police closed the entrance to the road out of the city centre following the smash.

Debris was scattered along the road and pavement with damage to the front end of the stricken Renault Clio car.

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Debris was scattered across the road
The car flipped

Part of a metal railing nearby had also been dented near a Kwik-Fit garage.

Traffic was queuing on the main ring road as police diverted motorists away from the crash scene.

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West Midlands Police said officers had been called to assist at the scene.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 6.56am to reports of a car on its roof.

"We sent one ambulance and one patient - a man who had managed to get himself out of the vehicle - was treated for minor injuries and discharged at the scene."

The road was reopened shortly after 8.30am.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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