Two teenage boys, 17, arrested after car crashes through railings and lands on roof

  • Police officers, firefighters and paramedics were all called out to deal with the crash.

Two teenage boys, 17, have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car crashed through a barrier in Jersey and ended up on its roof.

The silver Ford Fiesta hit a lamp post at around 9:20pm on Wednesday 16 August on St John's Road in St Helier.

After the initial crash, the car careered through a barrier and landed upside-down on Roussel Street below.

Jersey Police say the drivers only suffered 'minor injuries' which were treated by paramedics at the scene.

The silver Ford Fiesta crashed through the railings on St John's Road and fell onto Roussel Street below. Credit: Duarte Caetano

A police investigation into the crash is underway, with officers asking anyone with information about the incident to call them on 01534 612612 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Nearby residents reported hearing a "massive crash" around the time of the collision.

The driver of the silver car, as well as the driver of a second vehicle - a black Ford Fiesta driving behind it - were both arrested at the scene. They have since been released on bail.

Several roads had to be closed while emergency services dealt with the collision, but they were re-opened around two hours later.

The crash comes as officials are considering making the lower end of St John's Road one-way northbound in a bid to make the road safer, but backlash from islanders has led to the trial being pushed back from the end of August until late October.

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