A teenager was hit by a bus during rush hour, leaving him with serious injuries.
The 19-year-old was taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being hit by the double-decker bus in Stourbridge Road, Halesowen.
He suffered head, pelvic injuries and a fractured arm. Police closed the road between its junctions with Alexandra Road and Witley Avenue as doctors treated the injured man at about 6pm yesterday.
The driver of the bus, a man in his 40s, also suffered neck pain. He was taken to Russells Hall Hospital.
The road remained shut for almost two hours as investigations into the cause of the collision were launched by police.
Two ambulances, a responder paramedic and a paramedic support officer were dispatched along with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford which had a trauma doctor on board but was not needed.
West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman Claire Brown said: “Crews arrived to find a pedestrian who had reportedly been in collision with a double decker bus.
“Paramedics and the doctor administered pain relief and stabilised his condition before he was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint.
“He was then taken to hospital to receive further treatment.”