TWO pedestrians had a lucky escape after a car crashed through bollards on a busy Stourbridge road - narrowly missing them.

The incident happened just before 4pm on Sunday July 5 in Birmingham Street.

West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said an emergency call reporting a road traffic crash was received at 3.52pm and she added: "One ambulance attended and assessed three patients.

"The driver of a car and two pedestrians were assessed on scene but no one required hospital treatment."

One of the pedestrians, Stourbridge man Ray Selwood, said the incident had left him "shaking, angry and upset" and the bollards had likely saved his life.

He added: "I'm not a religious man, but something or someone was looking out for me. My life flashed before my eyes. "I’m very thankful for the police and ambulance crew who turned up so quick."

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drink driving and a spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "He has been released under investigation."

A spokesman for Dudley Council said the damaged bollards have been removed and the holes temporarily filled - while replacement bollards are ordered.

New bollards are expected in around four weeks time and they will cost £1,150.