Moment car left dangling over canal after crashing through bridge
The red Vauxhall Corsa was left dangling precariously over a canal after crashing through a bridge on Langley Road near Wolverhampton, West Midlands,
A car was left dangling over a bridge after crashing through its wall - with one passenger escaping by dropping into the canal below.
Dramatic pictures show the red Vauxhall Corsa left hanging precariously over the side of the bridge after ploughing through its wall.
The images show the car balancing with just two wheels touching the ground, its front completely crumpled and both airbags released.
The car completely destroyed the bridge's wall but somehow stopped short of plunging into the water below.
Amazingly, both occupants were reportedly uninjured in the incident, but one passenger was forced to dive into the canal below to escape.
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The crash happened on Langley Road near Wolverhampton, West Midlands, at 2am on Saturday morning.
Police had to seal the road off to the public while specialist teams worked to recover the precariously wedged car.
It was witnessed by narrow boat owner Stephanie Hardman, who described her shock at seeing the vehicle dangling off the bridge when her boat passed under it.
She said: "They crashed at approximately 2am Saturday morning. Both occupants were fine, but the passenger opened the door and fell into the canal.
"That's what the police officer on the scene that I spoke to said.
"When I stepped out of the back of the boat I saw it and then walked closer to have a look."