One of Sedgley’s busiest roads was closed during rush hour yesterday evening, Tuesday, October 25, after a dramatic collision involving four vehicles.
The smash, which happened at around 5.45pm and involved three cars and a heavy-duty vehicle, took place near the junction to Turls Street.
According to the driver of the heavy-duty vehicle, a red car was pulling off the car park used by patrons of Cloud 9 day nursery and Chilli ‘n’ Creme restaurant, when a silver VW Golf coming down Tipton Street from Sedgley, crashed into its side.
The heavy-duty vehicle’s driver, who did not wish to be named, said: “I was coming up Tipton Street towards Sedgley and stopped to let the driver of the red car (believed to be a Vauxhall) off the car park. As the red car pulled into the road, the silver car, which I believe to have been speeding, lost control and crashed into the red car’s side. As a result of this collision, the red car spun round in the road and hit the vehicle I was driving. The silver car then hit another car, a gun metal grey Vauxhall. I believe the driver of the silver car was speeding because I saw the car’s air bags come out. I was led to believe that the driver of the red car had only just picked up his children from Cloud 9.”
Police and ambulance crews were soon on the scene and the road was shut, from the junction with Turls Street to the turning for Gate Street, until approximately 7.15pm. According to the driver of the heavy-duty vehicle, no-one was seriously injured, although each car was towed away and some drivers were taken to hospital.
The accident follows on from numerous traffic incidents on Tipton Street and Tipton Road in recent years, including the fatal collision this April which took the lives of Gornal men Daniel Eales and passenger Tim Morris.
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