Lucky escape as car avoids collision with train

A car stopped just short of train tracks after crashing through a fence and travelling down a bank last night.

Thankfully, an oncoming train was able to stop short of the incident and the driver of the car, a woman, was uninjured.

Image: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to Wythall Railway Station on Lea Green Lane shortly before 10pm and sent a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It is incredibly fortunate that the woman was uninjured and the oncoming train managed to stop short of the incident.

“The car stopped about a foot short of the track after leaving the road, breaking through a fence and travelling down an embankment.

“The woman, who was the sole occupant of the car, did not require attention from ambulance staff and was discharged at scene.”