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'Mayhem' as driver smashes into wall in Stechford

The scene Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption A man in his 30s, believed to be the driver, was found nearby and taken to hospital with minor injuries

A speeding motorist lost control of his car and smashed into another vehicle, demolishing a wall and throwing debris and wheelie bins into the street.

Fire crews said he had been drinking and fled the scene in Stechford, Birmingham, at about 08:30 BST.

A man in his 30s, believed to be the driver, was found nearby and taken to hospital with minor injuries, West Midlands Police said.

No-one else was injured in the crash on Wyndhurst Road.

'What have you done?'

Sheldon Fire Station tweeted: "Drink driving. Car travelling at high speed... lost control causing mayhem".

Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption West Midlands Fire Service said the driver had been drinking

Homeowner Amir Hussain said he heard a "big bang" outside and went outside to see his car had been smashed into.

"They came down very, very fast and hit a fence, my neighbour's both walls and then my car and hit a pole," he said.

"Three guys came out and one was injured and bleeding from his head.... I said 'what have you done?' and they said nothing to me and ran away."

He said his children were shaking and crying.

Another neighbour said he saw a man being stretchered away by paramedics shortly after the crash.

Image caption Amir Hussain said he heard a "big bang" outside his home
Image caption Mr Hussain's car (on the right) was hit in the smash

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