Three people – including a 6 year old girl – were injured last night when their car overturned into a ditch following a collision last night. The driver of a second car was unharmed and arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

The accident happened just after 8.30pm on Sunday 5th December when emergency serv ices were called to a two car collision in Egghill Lane Frankley – between Frogmill Lane and Frankley Hill Lane.

The three casualties managed to get out of the overturned car with assistance from fire and ambulance crews. The driver (40s) sustained a cut to his face and pain in his hip and leg and the female passenger suffered a cut to her face as well as shoulder and hip pain. Both were given pain relief by paramedics before being transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further checks.

A 6 year old girl, who was also a passenger in the overturned car, suffered a chest injury, wrist pain and a bump to her head in the collision. She was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by ambulance for full assessment.

The driver – and sole occupant – of the second vehicle was discharged at the scene by ambulance crews and arrested on suspicion of drink driving after recording a breath test of 238 µg / 100ml – almost 7 times the legal limit of 35 µg/100ml

A 51 year old man from Dudley has been charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit and was bailed to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on 20th December.

Anyone with any information on the accident should call West Mercia Police on 101

2 COMMENTS

  1. words fail you… what an utter disgrace that drunk driver is…he should be done for assault with a deadly weapon and jailed…ie a 1 tonne car is a deadly weapn!!!

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