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Midland Metro tram crashes into car in Wolverhampton

Car vs tram Image copyright Wayne Roe/WMFS
Image caption No one was hurt in the crash between a car and a tram

A car has been shunted several feet down the track in a crash with a tram.

The collision involving a Midland Metro tram happened at the station in Bilston Road in Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, at about 16:00 BST on Sunday.

The car driver, a man in his 60s, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Midland Metro said: "The incident happened at the Priestfield tram stop car park. Emergency services were called and the full service was later resumed at around 17:30 BST."

British Transport Police said it was treating the collision as an accident and no arrests had been made.

Image copyright Wayne Roe/WMFS
Image caption The tram driver was shaken but uninjured, said West Midlands Ambulance Service

The car was shunted about 10ft (3m) down the track in the crash.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival, crews found a car that had suffered significant damage to the passenger side having been shunted down the tracks."

He said the driver of the car suffered chest pain from his seatbelt and was taken to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

Image copyright Nigel Meredith
Image caption No-one in the tram was hurt
Image copyright Wayne Roe/ WMFS
Image caption The Midland Metro service resumed about an hour and a half later but there were delays

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