Tag Archives: Accident

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.
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Serous traffic incident on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – avoid the area

This morning, Friday 6th October 2017, there has been a road traffic incident on the A461 between the Shire Oak Crossroads and Streets Corner junction – The A461 Lichfield Road at Shire Oak Hill has been closed and local congestion has been severe.
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Child injured in traffic accident near Castlefort School, Walsall Wood

I’m aware of ongoing reports of a car accident involving a child in Blakemore Road, Walsall Wood near Castlefort School this morning (Friday 15th September 2017).
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Urgent: Police appeal for witnesses to Rushall collision

Walsall police this afternoon issued the following appeal for witnesses to come forward who may have seen the Mercedes Convertible, pictured below, on Wednesday last (19th April 2017) after in was involved in a collision on the Lichfield Road in Rushall, as a result of which an elderly man lost his life.

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Ongoing incident: Accident at Ogley Road/High Street junction in Brownhills

Monday, 13th February 2017, 1:53pm – Traffic is currently backing up in the Brownhills area due to a collision between a lorry and a car at the junction by the former Warreners Arms pub, where Ogley Road meets the High Street.

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Road accidents on Pelsall Road and near the M6 Toll this evening

I’m receiving bits of information about a couple of road accidents this evening (Saturday, 11th February 2017) – a clearly quite serious one on the Pelsall Road between Brownhills and the Fingerpost, and another either on, or on the approaches to the M6 Toll/Burntwood Way.

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Serious road traffic incident ongoing in Walsall Wood

Images and details kindly supplied by Stephen Hill [Updated 2:00pm Traffic now clearing – Cheers, Bob] There’s been a nasty accident in Walsall Wood this lunchtime (Wednesday 4th January 2017), and traffic congestion and road closures are ongoing as emergency … Continue reading

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Two injured in second Ogley Road crash in ten days

I’m sad to report that yesterday evening (Wednesday 21st December 2016) there was a serious road traffic incident on the Ogley Road near it’s junction with the Lichfield Road at Co-op Corner in Brownhills.
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Pedestrian injured in collision in Brownhills: can you help find the car please?

Hi folks – there’s been a collision in Brownhills this evening in which a pedestrian has been injured requiring emergency services attention, and it seems the driver of the vehicle involved failed to stop.
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Accident on Miner Island, yesterday evening?

I note yesterday evening at rush hour (around 5:30pm, 3rd November 2016) there seems to have been some kind of accident at the Pelsall Road side of the Miner Island in Brownhills.
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Car smashes through garage in early morning Brownhills crash

In the early morning today (Saturday, 22nd October 2016) residents in Kingfisher Close, on the Watermead Estate, Brownhills were awoken by a car leaving the road and smashing through the wall of their garage.
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Was the investigation into the Grove Pit Disaster a whitewash?

The 1st October 2016 was the 86th anniversary of the worst modern-day pit disaster in our area, the Grove Pit Disaster, in which fourteen miners perished following an explosion a mile and a half below Brownhills Common, beneath the Ring Sun Inn.

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A town united in mourning

The Grove Pit Disaster that took the lives of fourteen men on October 1st, 1930 left deep scars on the Brownhills and Norton communities – and the funeral and memorial service for the men taken was a huge public event that drew massive crowds.
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Road accident on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – can you help?

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 24th October 2015), there was a serious accident on the A461 Lichfield Road, Sandhills, north east of Shire Oak – I believe the incident to have been around the Cartersfield Lane junction.
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Man trapped in car on M6 Toll following incident on Saturday evening

I’ve had a few enquiries overnight as to what happened on the M6 Toll last night (Saturday, 12th September 2015), just near the Pool Lane Bridge at Chasewater; access to the motorway was closed for a while in the evening.

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Police appeal for witnesses to Shelfield collision

Yesterday (Wednesday 5th August 2015) there was a nasty traffic accident at the Spring Cottage junction on the A461 Lichfield Road at Shelfield, in which an elderly lady was seriously hurt.

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Road accident on M6 Toll island this evening

I’ve had a load of enquiries about an accident tonight up by the M6 toll slip road island just off the A5195 and Ogley Hay Road north of the A5 between Chasetown and Hammerwich – as luck would have it, there’s a fairly full report on the West Midlands Ambulance Service newsfeed which I post in full below.

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Accident in Sadler Road this evening?

I know very little about this one but friend of the blog @AntrigbyAjrigby tweeted me tonight (9:15pm Friday 17th July 2015) to say there had been an accident in Sadler Road, Brownhills, and the the road was closed with the junction of Lichfield Road.
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January 1995 – Environmental nightmare continues with latest mining bid

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 64 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1995 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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December 1994 – Is the government really fit to govern?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 63 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.
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October 1994 – Vandalism Strikes Again!

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 61 of the long lost freesheet, from October 1994 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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September 1994 – Brownhills loses another service

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 60 of the long lost freesheet, from September 1994 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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August 1994 – Fierce attack at BNNR public enquiry

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 59 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1994 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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July 1994 – Amazing feat in L.A. – but dragging feet in Clayhanger

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 58 of the long lost freesheet, from July 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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June 1994 – Nearly Thirty Years on the Beat

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 57 of the long lost freesheet, from June 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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May 1994 – Sad loss of Terry Clarke

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 56 of the long lost freesheet, from May 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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April 1994 – Industrialists at war with neighbour

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 55 of the long lost freesheet, from April 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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March 1994 – Plans to replace eyesore buildings

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 54 of the long lost freesheet, from March 1994 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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February 1994 – Local trader purchases derelict buildings

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 53 of the long lost freesheet, from Febuary 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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It must be election time

A news story drifted into my feed in the last couple of days, which was also flagged up to me by top local history bloke Clive Roberts and the young David Evans: it seems that Brownhills High Street may well be in receipt of £125,000 of safety improvements, including hump crossings and high-grip surfaces.
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January 1994 – Are we being pushed out again?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 52 of the long lost freesheet, from January 1994 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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Five treated after three vehicle collision in Brownhills High Street

News is just coming in of a three-vehicle crash in Brownhills High Street this evening, just near Silver Court/Farmfoods area, near the junction of Silver Street.

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December 1993 – Brownhills School – run successfully on the premise of care

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 51 of the long lost freesheet, from December 1993 for you to peruse and download. I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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Brock and roll

This isn’t very pleasant, so I’ll be short and to the point – people, we have a burgeoning badger population at the moment as these guys come in from the fringes of local countryside into town, just as their brothers the foxes have done, and unfortunately they’re dying in large numbers on our roads.

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November 1993 – Getting back on the tracks?

Continuing the scans of the Brownhills Gazette – I present issue 50 of the long lost freesheet, from November 1993 for you to peruse and download – I’ve had an incredible response to featuring these long, lost publications here on the blog.

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New road safety initiative for Brownhills

You all know that I love local wildlife – and that I’m particularly fond of the local deer population, who have sadly been involved in many accidents with vehicles in recent years on roads around our commons, countryside and open spaces.
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A local mining accident – more information available

A couple of days ago I asked for information about a local mining accident, suffered by the Grandfather of reader Gill Joesbury, but the request it was a bit of a mission impossible, as we didn’t have a name to go on – since then, Gill has now been in touch with more information.

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A local mining accident – can you help?

Here’s a quick one to get the researchers scratching their heads – and it’s a very long shot, but please do what you can, I’ve asked for more information from Gill, and I’m hoping she’ll comment here.

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Brace yourself!

Here’s a quick one I spotted locally last week: I was going to put it on my 365daysofbiking journal, but I thought it deserved a wider audience and debate – it seems the cast iron bridge at Ogley Junction, near Grasmere Gardens, was once damaged or cracked and repaired.

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Cyclist injured in Walsall Wood accident

Details are a bit scant at the moment, but last night a cyclist believed to be in his 40s was injured in a road traffic accident on the Coppice Road near its junction with Lindon/Brownhills Road yesterday evening (Tuesday, 6th January 2015).
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Peter Giovanni Pelari – A beautiful tribute

I can’t say anything more – this is so heart wrenching, beautiful and complete, I’ll just ask you to click on the image below to read a remarkable memorial to a man who lost his life in an awful accident.

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Pensioner dies following Brownhills collision

The Express & Star is now carrying the sad news that the elderly gentleman who was involved in the road traffic collision in Brownhills this morning has sadly passed away.

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Brownhills High Street Accident – West Midlands Ambulance Service statement

West Midlands Ambulance Service have issued the following statement in regard to the serious incident today (Friday, 19th December 2014) on Brownhills High Street near to the Church Road junction when an elderly man had been in collision with a tipper lorry.
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Road accident in Brownhills High Street

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Frozen Charity Christmas Party this afternoon in memory of Jamey Coleman

I’m indebted to the Walsall Advertiser for reminding me that this afternoon you can meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen and really let it go at a Frozen Christmas Party in aid of the Headway Charity, in memory of Brownhills hit and run victim Jamey Coleman.
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Accident up on the A5 last night?

Anybody know what happened last night (Friday, 5th December 2014) – there seems to have been an accident?
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Hednesford Road hit and run: John Thomason sentenced

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – it caused quite a stir locally as many readers will no doubt recall.

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On the beach – the web that’s woven

Here’s a great example of me getting things wrong, and of how local oral history works with the community correcting me – last week I featured the great picture above from Julie Le Moine of herself as a baby with her mum, and ‘uncle’ Paddy (Walker) and ‘auntie’ Clarice’ on a beach in Blackpool in September 1966.10808042_10152631470838778_1749097147_n Continue reading

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Cyclist hurt in Brownhills incident

Earlier this evening (Tuesday, 16th September 2014) there appears to have been an accident involving a cyclist on the Chester Road, Shire Oak, between the Friezland Lane junction and Anchor Bridge.

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Hednesford Road hit and run: police issue full statement

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses.

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