Category Archives: Accidents

Bus crash blocks bridge in Sneyd Lane, Bloxwich

Diamond 301 bus being recovered from Sneyd Lane

Reports are coming in of what appears to be a Black Diamond bus which has crashed in Sneyd Lane, Bloxwich, near the Mossley Estate.

First reports began to arrive via Twitter around 5pm this afternoon that the bus, operating on the 301 route from Walsall to Mossley Estate via Bloxwich, had hit the railway bridge and was partially blocking the A4124.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service reported that two rapid response vehicles were on the scene.  This was followed up by Walsall Police, who said that one passenger aboard the single decker was being treated for minor injury.

The vehicle was badly damaged, smashing the front grille, passenger door and side panels where it struck the bridge.  The vehicle has now been recovered and removed.

London Midland, the train operator, reported two hours ago that trains were now running normally.

There have been no official reports via Centro or Diamond Buses so far.

If we hear more we will update this report.

Details courtesy of Tom Stokes, travel broadcaster on Free Radio and our special thanks to Wulfey in Willenhall for the photograph above:

Appeal after non-stop collision closes Bloxwich Lane

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Police in Walsall are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision that has closed a main road near to the M6 this evening.

Officers were called to Bloxwich Lane at 4.35pm today (Tuesday 22 November) after a car and a pedestrian had been involved in a collision near to the traffic junction with Churchill Road. Continue reading Appeal after non-stop collision closes Bloxwich Lane

Worker crushed at Birchills Bus Depot

Birchills Bus Depot entrance, Carl Street
Birchills Bus Depot entrance, Carl Street

Emergency services were called to the National Express West Midlands bus garage in Walsall following an accident in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A twenty-four year old man, who works at the garage in Carl Street, Birchills, was reported as fighting for his life after being badly crushed between two buses.  He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Paramedics, police and fire crews were called in at around 2.40am.

By the time firefighters arrived, the buses had already been moved, but there is no investigation planned as detectives have stated there is no suspicion of foul play.

The garage is well-known locally as Birchills Bus Depot, and traces its history back to when Walsall Corporation ran public transport from the days of trams to trolley buses.