Jersey

Man arrested after Jersey car crash

Crashed car in jersey
Image caption The bonnet of the car was ripped off

A woman is in hospital and a man has been arrested after what police have called a serious car crash in Jersey.

A red Alpha Romeo hit a lamppost on a bend on Victoria Avenue in St Helier at about 02:30 BST.

Paramedics used a spinal board to move an injured female passenger and took her to hospital. Another passenger in the vehicle was not injured, police said.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and speeding.

Both lanes of the road were closed after the crash, which saw the bonnet of the car ripped off.

Parts of the vehicle and debris were strewn over more than 50m (165ft).

One fire appliance and a specialist rescue unit were also sent to the scene.

Members of the public assisted in getting people out of the car, the fire service said.

The Jersey Electricity Company made the damaged lamppost safe and the road has reopened.

Insp Alan Williamson, of Jersey Police, confirmed that three people were in the car, but only one was a casualty.

Investigators were examining the car, he added.

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