Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fire drama follows Willenhall collision

This was the dramatic scene when a car collided with another and rupture into flames in the Black Country.

A Land Rover Discovery and Ford Fiesta collide in Lucknow Road, Willenhall, at about 12.40pm yesterday.

The male driver of the Land Rover, aged 70, is believed to have suffered a heart attack and misplaced control.

The collision sent the Fiesta ploughing into another three cars, setting it on fire, with flames spreading to the Land Rover.

Both drivers managed to get out of their cars before firefighters from Bloxwich and Walsall arrived to put the fire out.

The Land Rover driver was taken by ambulance to fresh Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, while the female driver of the Ford Fiesta was given a preventive check-up at the scene by paramedics. Crew commander Phil James, from Bloxwich Fire Station, said: If we hadn’t of gotten there it would have extend further.

Engineer Wayne Millard, elderly 45, saw the drama unfold as he was driving behind the Land Rover Discovery. He said: The cars that were parked were moved about 20 to 30 yards when they were strike.

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