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Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by car in Smethwick

By Dayna Farrington | Smethwick | Crime | Published:

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car in Smethwick.

Rolfe Street, near the junction with Tollhouse Way. Photo: Google Maps

Emergency services were called to Rolfe Street, at the junction with Tollhouse Way, just before noon today.

The man had sustained serious injuries to his head and legs in the collision, which took place near Smethwick Rolfe Street station.

The 41-year-old man remains in hospital.

The driver of the car has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are investigating a serious collision after a pedestrian was hit by a car on Rolfe Street at the junction with Tollhouse Way in Smethwick, just before 12pm this afternoon [Saturday].

"We were called to the road near to Smethwick Rolfe Street train station, where a man had sustained serious injuries to his head and legs.

"The 41-year-old was taken to hospital, where he remains.

"A 22-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and is in police custody.

"Rolfe Street at the junction with Tollhouse Way remains closed as enquiries continue."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting log number 1718 of September 12.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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