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Man charged after car ploughs into house

Worcester Editorial 29th Jul, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A MAN has been arrested after a car crashed into a house on Bransford Road, leaving a passenger trapped.

Christopher Dickinson, of Hales Orchard, was detained on suspicion of smashing a silver BMW into a property at about 11.15pm on Sunday (July 26).

The incident left a man in his twenties in the front seat with multiple injuries which required hospital treatment.

Police were called to the scene but when they arrived they only found the stricken passenger.

Mr Dickinson was later arrested and charged with faling to report an accident and driving while above the legal alcohol limit.

The 24-year-old has been bailed to appear at Worcester Magistrates Court on Friday, August 14.

Paramedics in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and a paramedic officer along with the Trusts MERIT team arrived at the scene at about 11.20pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and crashed into a house. The car and the house had suffered extensive damage.

“A passenger in the car, a man believed to be in his twenties, suffered multiple injuries in the crash and received emergency treatment at the scene.

“The man was transferred by ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment.

“The woman who was in the house at the time of the crash was shaken up by the incident and was checked over by ambulance crews but did not require further treatment.

A nearby resident, who did not want to be named, told The Observer he was woken by a “loud thud-like bang” and described the noise as ‘quite startling’.

“This is a very distressing time and it’s left a right old mess behind but at the end of the day at least it can be all fixed and no one was killed,” he added.

The A4440 junction was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to call the police on the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their website.

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