Lorry crashes into Leasowes care centre in Smethwick
- 13 January 2014
- From the section Birmingham & Black Country
Twelve patients at a care centre in the Black Country were evacuated after a lorry tractor unit crashed into it.
Emergency services were called to the Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre in Smethwick at 07:20 GMT on Monday.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust said it took the decision to evacuate the centre, which is used by people recovering after operations, as a "precautionary measure".
The trust's Halycon Birth Centre was also closed.
A statement said: "Fortunately nobody in our care was hurt and those involved in the road traffic accident suffered minor injury."
It said residents would be treated at Sandwell Hospital and added: "We will take some time this week to examine the building's safety before re-commencing use."