A car has been badly damaged after it was struck by a Midland Metro Tram as it crossed the tracks

Sunday 27th March 2016 – 7.36pm – Murray MacGregor.

A collision between a car and a Midland Metro Tram, shunted a car 10 feet down the track sideways.

The incident happened at the station in Bilston Road in Ettingshall, Wolverhampton at just before 4.00pm on Sunday afternoon.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a car that had suffered significant damage to the passenger side having been shunted down the tracks.

“Thankfully, the car driver, a man in his 60’s was not seriously hurt. After being assisted from the car by ambulance staff, he was assessed and only found to have some chest pain from his seatbelt. As a precaution, he was taken to New Cross Hospital for further assessment.

“Ambulance staff also checked on the tram driver and all of the passengers. The driver was understandably shaken, but was discharged at scene. None of the passengers were hurt.”
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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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