Search Site

Leave page quickly

Off Duty Police Community Support Officers attends Road Traffic Collision on the outskirts of Broseley.

A single vehicle Road Traffic Collision led to the closure of the B4376 for three hours.

On Wednesday the 5th of December at approximately 5:10pm, while making his way from Bridgnorth to Broseley on the B5373, off duty Police Community Support Officer Mike Watkins came across a road traffic collision in which a car had lost control and collided with a telegraph pole.  The telegraph pole was knocked over by the impact.

PCSO Mike Watkins was able to quickly check on the health of the single person in the car, then call for on duty Officers to get to the location.  Fortunately the driver had no serious injuries, however, an ambulance was called as the airbags in the car had deployed and it was thought sensible to get the driver checked over by trained medical staff. The ambulance was soon on scene and conducted an assessment, the driver did not need any further treatment.

The cable from the telegraph pole was completely blocking the road, making it dangerous for traffic, so the road had to be closed.

Police Officers arrived at the scene and PCSO Mike Watkins was able to continue his journey home after ensuring that they had the situation under control and did not need his assistance.

The road was closed until just after 8:30pm, by then the car had been recovered, the telegraph pole and cable had been made safe by staff from Open Reach, Council Highways staff had cleared the road and treated fluid on the road surface.  After this, all officers were able to leave the scene.

If you have information regarding crime or anti-social behaviour happening in your area, please call 101.  Call 999 immediately if you are reporting a crime that is actually in progress or to report a genuine emergency.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous, or use their online reporting form

You can email the Safer Neighbourhood Team at , but be aware that this email address should not be used to report an incident that requires an urgent Police answer as it is not monitored 24 hours a day.

Please follow us on Twitter:  @WenlockCops for updates to this story and others for the area.

Published 06/12/18