Woman airlifted to hospital after collision on Stafford Road

A woman was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car during rush hour on a major dual carriageway in the Black Country today.

A section of Wolverhampton’s Stafford Road was closed and traffic built up as police investigated. An air ambulance was called after the woman was knocked over just after 8am. Three children who were passengers in the car, a Mercedes estate, and the male driver were checked over by ambulance staff as well. West Midlands Ambulance Service said the woman, aged in her 40s, had suffered serious leg and head injuries.

The air ambulance landed on the field of Oxley Primary School within 15 minutes.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Eye-witness Stephen Short, aged 23, of Capstone Avenue, Oxley, said: “The woman who was hit was on a pedestrian crossing.”