Man escapes serious injury after wall of house collapses onto car in Oldbury


Wednesday 27th May 2015 – 7.30pm – Claire Brown.

A man has miraculously escaped serious injury after the wall of a house collapsed on-top of the car he was sitting in in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Richmond Hill, Oldbury shortly before 5.30pm this evening (Wednesday). An ambulance and paramedics from the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a badly damaged car covered in bricks parked on a driveway in-between two houses. The second storey outside wall of the neighbouring house had collapsed onto the car whilst a man, in his 60s, was sitting inside.

“Emergency services immediately evacuated both houses due to concerns with the structural integrity.

“Much to the amazement of ambulance staff, the man who had been in the car was out of the vehicle. Upon assessment he was found to have sustained a minor head injury. Once his wounds were dressed, the man was taken to Sandwell Hospital for further assessment.

“HART paramedics remain on scene supporting West Midlands Fire Service whilst they work to make the building safe.”


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