Driver left trapped after Himley Road crash

By Thomas Parkes | Dudley | Transport | Published:

A driver had to be cut free from his car after it crashed into trees off a busy B road this morning.

The driver of this car was left trapped after it crashed. Credit: @SStaffsPolice

The man was left trapped in his silver convertible after it left the road and crashed into woodland off the B4176. No other vehicles were involved.

Emergency services were called to the crash at the junction of Himley Road and High Arcal Road at around 6.30am.

A stretch of the B4176 was closed for around three hours while the man was freed and the vehicle recovered.

The driver was taken to hospital but was not believed to have been seriously injured.

The road, which incorporates Dudley Road and Himley Road, was shut from the Himley crossroads to High Arcal Road.

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews were sent to the scene. Credit: @SStaffsPolice

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We were called out at 6.31am. Crews from Dudley and Brierley Hill attended the scene.

"The incident involved one man who was trapped in a car.


"Police closed the road while officers recovered the gentleman.

"The man had to be extracted from the vehicle.

"The man was trapped in a two-seater convertible car which left the roadway and was embedded in woodland.

"Cutting gear and small tools were used to free the gentleman. The gentleman was transported to hospital.


"We left the scene at 7.30am."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: "

One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended. On arrival crews discovered a car that had hit a tree. One man was helped out of the vehicle by the fire service.

"He was treated for injuries which did not appear to be serious and he was taken to Russells Hall for further treatment."

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said the road was reopened at 9.12am.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

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