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'Car wasn't the only thing smashed' in M54 crash

By Nick Humphreys | Wellington | News | Published:

An alleged drink driver's car "wasn't the only thing smashed" according to police after a crash on the M54 near Wellington this morning.

This Audi crashed on the M54 near Wellington. Picture: OPU Shropshire

The two-vehicle crash happened near Junction 7 at around 8am. Police had to close a lane to traffic for around two hours.

The driver's car and licence were seized.

Operational Patrol Unit Shropshire said: "This driver's car wasn't the only thing smashed on the A5 near Telford this morning! Almost twice the legal drink drive limit at 8am! WOW!! Some night, and that's before the pubs reopened!"

Fire crews received a call shortly after 8.10am to the crash.

Three fire engines were sent from Shrewsbury, Telford and Wellington and an operations officer was also in attendance.

Also at the scene were the ambulance service and police. Fire crews used small gear to make the vehicles safe before leaving the scene after 8.40am.

The road was fully reopened shortly after 10am.

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West Mercia Police Operations and Communications said: "Lane 2 closed eastbound on the M54 prior to Junction 7 due to RTC. Traffic moving slowly. Please avoid the area where possible."

Meanwhile the eastbound road will be shut overnight between Junction 3 at Cosford and 2 at Coven Heath this weekend as Highways England their resurfacing work.

The westbound carriageway will stay open.

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Shrewsbury.

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