Five suffer minor injuries as drink-drive suspect's BMW overturns in Market Drayton crash

Five people suffered minor injuries when a BMW being driven by a suspected drink-driver hit a lamppost and wall and overturned in Market Drayton in the early hours.

The wrecked BMW. Photo: @OPUShropshire
The wrecked BMW. Photo: @OPUShropshire

Emergency services were called out to the crash near the Talbot Hotel, on Newcastle Road, at 3.37am on Friday.

No-one was trapped in the vehicle and a fire crew from Market Drayton helped make the vehicle and area safe. Police and the ambulance service were also at the scene.

Police in Shropshire's Operational Patrol Unit tweeted: "Having demolished a lamp post and a garden wall this is what remains of a Drink Drivers pride and joy #fatal4 fortunately minor injuries for the 5 occupants."

Market Drayton Fire Station tweeted: "INCIDENT. Mobilised at 03:37 on Friday to single vehicle roll over RTC in Market Drayton. Assistance given to @OFFICIALWMAS @OPUShropshire. 5 casualties with minor injuries. Thankfully no persons trapped. Vehicle and area made safe."

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