Car crashes into lorry and sends wheel into bar window
A car ended up on its roof after hitting a lamppost and a lorry on Gloucester Road this morning (November 14). The collision at around 5.30am also resulted in a wheel from the vehicle hitting the window of a nearby bar. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed a car had hit a "number of concrete bollards and a lamppost before colliding with a lorry parked on the roadside" as part of the incident. "Significant damage" was done to the vehicle during the collision, police further confirmed.
The force added that a wheel from the vehicle came off during the incident and struck a window of a nearby bar, causing it to smash. The vehicle was also overturned which resulted in the road being closed for a period of time while officers attended. READ MORE:LIVE: Gloucester Road closed after car overturns with police on sceneCar overturned on A38 Gloucester Road (Image: Jason Eyre)
The driver, who is a man in his 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drink and drugs.
He is receiving treatment in hospital at this time. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to get in contact. A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "At around 5.30am this morning officers were called to a road traffic collision on Gloucester Road, Bristol.
A car had hit a number of concrete bollards and a lamppost before colliding with a lorry parked on the roadside, causing significant damage to its cab. "A wheel of the car came off during the incident and struck a window of a nearby bar, causing it to smash. The road was closed while the car, which ended up on its roof following the incident, was recovered.
The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drink and drugs. "He was then taken to hospital where he continues to receive treatment." Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has dashcam or CCTV of it, is asked to phone 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222273801.