Lucky escape as car avoids collision with train

Wednesday 7th October 2015 – 7.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Wythall train station 3 Oct 6 2015

A car stopped just short of train tracks after crashing through a fence and travelling down a bank last night.

Thankfully, an oncoming train was able to stop short of the incident and the driver of the car, a woman, was uninjured.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to Wythall Railway Station on Lea Green Lane in Birmingham shortly before 10pm and sent a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It is incredibly fortunate that the woman was uninjured and the oncoming train managed to stop short of the incident.

“The car stopped about a foot short of the track after leaving the road, breaking through a fence and travelling down an embankment.

“The woman, who was the sole occupant of the car, did not require attention from ambulance staff and was discharged at scene.”

Wythall train station 2 Oct 6 2015 Wythall train station Oct 6 2015


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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