Police issue statement following car and bus collision in Walsall Wood

The aftermath of the collision in Walsall Wood. Image posted on Facebook by Barbara Parkinson.

As many of you will know, there was a road traffic collision in Walsall Wood High Street yesterday afternoon, Thursday 16th May 2019 when a car hit a bus rear the Drunken Duck pub.

Thankfully, nobody appears to have been seriously hurt in the incident which saw the arrest of a 37 year old man.

Police investigating the incident have posted the statement below. This statement is markedly different from circulating rumour at the time, and I would ask readers and those on social media to reflect on that.

West Midlands Police said:

A man has been arrested after a car collided with a bus on Walsall Wood High Street at around 1.30pm today (Thursday 16 May 2019).

The car had earlier been pursued by police in the Bosty Lane area because it had failed to stop for police this morning. It was not being pursued at the time of the collision.

A 37-year-old man was arrested and a number of passengers on the bus were checked over by paramedics at the scene.

Regards

Craig Hughes| Communications Officer
Corporate Communications | West Midlands Police

Enquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police  via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am − midnight, or call 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers UK can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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