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Motorists urged to 'kill speed' after car wreck pictures show driver was lucky to escape

Drivers are being urged to 'kill your speed' after the fire service posted pictures on social media of a wrecked car, after it hit a lamp post.

The car after it hit a lamp post Credit: Twitter/@Stourbridgefire

Stourbridge Fire posted that the young driver involved was very lucky to walk away from of the crash which happened at the junction of Farndale Close and Hillfields Road in Brierley Hill just after 10pm last night.

Crews arrived to find a 17-year-old man sitting at the roadside who had managed to free himself from his vehicle following a significant collision with a lamppost.

The vehicle had suffered a large amount of damage, particularly to the passenger side.

Crews were told that the seriousness of the impact caused the car to overturn, coming to rest on the driver’s side.

Following assessment from ambulance staff, the man was treated for a head injury and minor arm injuries.

He was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and neck collar before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Thankfully his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening and he has undoubtedly had a lucky escape. Had there been a passenger in the car with him, the outcome could have been very different

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Brawl breaks out in crowd at police charity boxing match

An investigation has been launched after a brawl broke out in the crowd at a charity boxing match in Wolverhampton.

The boxing match was taking place between a police boxing team and a group of local boxers Credit: West Midlands Police

The violence took place at an event at the Civic Hall on 18 October at around 11pm.

The boxing match was taking place between a police boxing team and a group of local boxers to raise money for a disability charity.

CCTV has now been released of a woman police would like to speak to. Officers have already arrested three men on suspicion of affray.

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