A motorist that fled the scene of a collision has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

The motorist, who Police are yet to name, was involved in a collision with a house near Tenbury Wells. 

The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene, but Police quickly located them a short distance away. 

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (Tenbury Wells Fire Station) said:

“Just after midnight (Wednesday morning) our Rescue Pump was mobilised to an RTC in the Berrington area of Tenbury Wells.

“Initial information given was that a vehicle had struck a residential property and that there were persons trapped. 

“On arrival of our crew, it was obvious that a significant RTC had occurred and that a vehicle had embedded itself within the property. 

“The vehicle had severely damaged the staircase within the property, and the occupants who were in bed at the time of the incident were unable to evacuate and were trapped on the first floor.

“Luckily there was nobody trapped inside the vehicle and our crew was able to communicate with the residents who made us aware that although they themselves were not injured, they believed they could smell smoke and were very concerned for their own safety so a snatch rescue was performed by our crew utilising ladders and small gear. 

“Once the crew were happy that all persons had been accounted for within the property, a search of the surrounding area was carried out to make sure there were no other casualties from the vehicle. 

“Electric and Water were then isolated to the property, and the incident was swiftly handed over to the Police who began organising recovery of the vehicle and securing up of the property involved.”

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:

“Patrol officers from Malvern attended a Road Traffic Collision near Tenbury Wells where a vehicle crashed into a house, destroying a staircase and trapping the homeowners upstairs.

“The cars occupants made off from the scene, but along with @shropsfire & West Midlands Ambulance Service, we ensured the homeowners were safely extracted, and officers from Team A Patrol quickly located the cars occupants a short distance away. 

“They were arrested for making off from the scene and being over the prescribed limit of alcohol.”