Car crashes into former shop on Lindon Road, Brownhills

 

There was a very nasty car accident on the Walsall Wood/Brownhills border last night (Wednesday 14th March 2018) when a car crashed into the former butcher’s shop on the corner of Pauls Coppice and Lindon Road, just opposite the derelict Wheel Inn pub.

West Midlands Police issued the following statement late this morning:

Hi Bob

We were called to reports a car hit a house in Pauls Coppice, Brownhills, at just after 9.10pm last night (Wednesday 14 March). A man was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.

Regards
Craig Hughes
Operational Communications Officer
Corporate Communications
West Midlands Police

Reader Hayley also submitted this great account of what happened for which I’m very grateful:

I live in the terraced house joining the one that was hit. My boyfriend and I heard a horrifically loud bang and ran out to see if we could give first aid, the car was smoking with petrol on the ground and flames, which luckily had died out pretty quickly. The driver was sitting on the ground across the road being attended to by passers by that were already on scene, he was alert and talking with no visible injuries we could see- I called 999 and gave them all the details. Two fire engines arrived within minutes and immediately began securing the scene followed shortly by an ambulance. The fire fighters then stayed on scene until the early hours of the morning building the structure to prop up the house.

The members of the emergency services all arrived quickly and were extremely helpful in dealing with the whole thing

It appears a blue Ford Focus being driven by a lone male occupant left the road and crashed into the former shop which is now flats. The road was closed into the evening while technicians from West Midlands Fire Service made the building safe.

My sympathies to those involved. Thanks to the professionals attending the incident as ever.

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  • Hayley

    I live in the terraced house joining the one that was hit. My boyfriend and I heard a horrifically loud bang and ran out to see if we could give first aid, the car was smoking with petrol on the ground and flames, which luckily had died out pretty quickly. The driver was sitting on the ground across the road being attended to by passers by that were already on scene, he was alert and talking with no visible injuries we could see- I called 999 and gave them all the details. Two fire engines arrived within minutes and immediately began securing the scene followed shortly by an ambulance. The fire fighters then stayed on scene until the early hours of the mornin building the structure to prop up the house.

    The members of the emergency services all arrived quickly and were extremely helpful in dealing with the whole thing

     
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  • Ben

    Hi,

    I was one of the responders to this incident last night. Hats off to West Midlands Fire Service for their response and to West Midlands Police for keeping the road clear last night and giving people the room to perform their work safely. I’ve been to several of these emergency call outs now to assist the emergency services with structural advice and we are lucky to have them.

    I found a car key for a VW which had a black key ring on it that said STATE. If this is your car key, I’ve handed it into the police station at Elmore Row in Bloxwich today. I tried to leave it with the newsagents at the end of Pauls Coppice but I don’t think the lady serving behind the counter understood that I wanted to leave a key in their lost property box-I think she thought I was trying to give her a car! Anyway, I hope somebody reading this has lost their car key-dig out the spare and get over to Elmore Row before you fork out for a replacement.

     
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