Shropshire Star

Van driver treated by ambulance crew after crashing into lamp post on main road

Emergency services were called to a main road early on Monday morning after a van crashed into a lamp post.

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Fire and ambulance crews were sent to the scene on the A49 in Craven Arms

Fire and ambulance crews were called to the A49 in Craven Arms at around 7am on Monday, after reports of a road traffic collision.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service said the incident involved a van heading north that had hit a lamp post.

The vehicle was made safe by fire crews from Craven Arms while the driver was left in the care of the ambulance service.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "An ambulance was sent to the scene, arriving within one minute, and discovered a van had crashed into a lamppost.

"The driver, a man, was treated by ambulance crews for minor injuries but did not wish to be conveyed to hospital so was given self-care advice and discharged at the scene."

According to traffic data, vehicles were moving slowly in the area near Long Lane at around 9.30am as the road remained partially blocked.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.