Driver arrested after car demolishes tram wall in Cleveleys, leaving debris piled up on tracks

A motorist was arrested after a car smashed into the concrete wall separating Kelso Avenue in Cleveleys from the tram track, police said.

Monday, 12th March 2018, 3:27 pm
Updated Monday, 12th March 2018, 4:55 pm
A motorist was arrested after a silver Audi A5 hit the wall separating Kelso Avenue in Cleveleys from the tram-track at around 9pm on Sunday, March 11, 2018, police said. Picture: Jay Johnson-Allen

Officers were called to the street at around 9pm yesterday, after a silver Audi A5 hit the wall - leaving debris piled up on the track.

Pictures taken at the scene showed the extent of the damage to both the car and the wall, which was left with a large hole.

The number three, four, and seven buses were diverted after police shut the road in both directions, Blackpool Transport said.

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A motorist was arrested after a silver Audi A5 hit the wall separating Kelso Avenue in Cleveleys from the tram-track at around 9pm on Sunday, March 11, 2018, police said. Picture: Jay Johnson-Allen

Northbound trams were terminating at Little Bispham, and southbound trams were stopping at Thornton Gate. A shuttle bus ran between the two.

A recovery truck took the car away, while workers cleared the tram-track of the debris.

The road was re-open by 10.30pm.

Robert Bond, 43, of Gresham Road, Anchorsholme, was charged with drink driving and bailed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, April 3.

A motorist was arrested after a silver Audi A5 hit the wall separating Kelso Avenue in Cleveleys from the tram-track at around 9pm on Sunday, March 11, 2018, police said. Picture: Jay Johnson-Allen