Woman fighting for life after being hit by lorry in Wednesbury

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A woman was in a critical condition today after being hit by a lorry in Wednesbury town centre.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the incident, which happened on High Bullen at 10.40am today.

The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and has been taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham by air ambulance in a critical condition.

The road into Wednesbury was closed at the junction with Walsall Street while officers from the force's Collision Investgation Unit investigate what happened. The carriageway out of Wednesbury remained open.

A delivery driver trying to get into the town, who did not want to be named, said: "The police are forcing traffic around a one-way road.

"Two ladies said it was absolutely blocked for about half an hour in the town centre.

"They said that they thought an old lady had been crushed by a lorry."

Ben Willmore, a shop worker at Gemini Carpets opposite the scene of the accident, said: "An elderly lady was run over, so we called 999. The scene was a real horror story.

"She was in her 60s, we were worried about getting an ambulance there because it's a busy junction.

"The air ambulance arrived really quickly and there were lots of police there straight away."

Any witnesses to the incident should contact Sergeant Tim Rogers as soon as possible on 101.

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