Man arrested over Argyle Street crash which ‘sounded like explosion’

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Man arrested over Argyle Street crash which ‘sounded like explosion’

Man arrested over Argyle Street crash which ‘sounded like explosion’
2021-07-30 15:48:00
A man has been arrested on suspicious of dangerous driving after a car smashed into a wall on Argyle Street. The collision happened on the bridge near Hull Royal Infirmary, causing the road to be closed at just after 1.30pm on Friday and resulting in queuing traffic across the area. Read more: Argyle Street bridge crash live updates with road near Hull Royal Infirmary closed by police Shortly afterwards, Humberside Police confirmed a man had been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. The vehicle is believed to have collided with the brick wall on the bridge off Anlaby Road, causing significant travel disruption in the area and leaving debris including bricks and parts of the vehicle strewn across the road and pavement. Damage to the wall at Argyle Street (Image: Angus Young) Large bricks and pieces of the wall also fell into the forecourt of the garage below, causing damage to some cars but thankfully resulting in no injuries. Firefighters responding to the incident also had to evacuate the immediate area around the scene of the crash, reporting that the collision had damaged a gas pipeline on the bridge. In a statement, the force said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a collision involving a vehicle colliding with a wall on Argyle Street in Hull today just before 1.30pm. “The road has been closed with a diversion in place. “Pedestrians and road users should avoid the area whilst enquiries are continuing to ascertain the safety of the damaged structure.” One garage worker, who witnessed the crash, said: “I heard a big bang like an explosion then a screeching noise. “That must have been the car going straight over the bridge on three wheels because the other one got sheared off when it hit the wall. The area has been evacuated after the car damaged a gas pipeline (Image: Hull Live) “There’s been a lot of damage to some of the buildings in the yard as well as to the lady’s car which was in for some work and was parked next to where the wall came down. “It’s lucky no-one was injured.” Humberside Fire and Rescue watch manager Neil

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