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BREAKING - Road blocked off as police respond to OAP car smash

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 07, 2014

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PARTS of a busy Burton street had to be cordoned off following a three-vehicle crash.

Staffordshire Police were forced to close off part of New Street at around noon yesterday after reports of an incident were called in by several members of the public.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that an elderly male driver had crashed his car into two parked at the side of the road.

Motorists were forced to wait for nearly an hour until the area was cleared or were ordered to follow a lengthy diversion.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We can confirm that we were called to an incident in New Street, Burton, at around noon on Friday.

“Two squad cars were dispatched to the scene following reports of an incident involving at least one person who was injured.

“We arrived at the scene to find that a blue Volkswagen Golf had crashed into two cars that were parked at the side of the road by their owners.

“The other vehicles consisted of a grey Mini Cooper and a white van.

The driver of the blue Volkswagen Golf, who was described as an ‘old age pensioner’ by officers at the scene, was believed to be injured as a result of the crash.

“Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service were called in to check him over.

“We understand that he was not taken to hospital.

“It is then believed that all of the parties involved exchanged phone numbers and insurance details before recovery vehicles attended to remove vehicles that had been damaged as a result.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service revealed that they had attended the incident and that they treated an elderly man at the side of the road.

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