Pedestrian, 76, critically injured in Himley Road crash
A pensioner was critically injured when he was hit by a car during rush hour at a busy Black Country junction.
The man, 76, was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after the crash happened at the junction of Himley Road and Cinder Road in Gornal Wood just after 5pm on Monday.
He is believed to have been crossing Himley Road when he was hit by a car turning right from Cinder Road, according to West Midlands Police.
The driver of the car remained at the scene and is helping officers with their enquiries.
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The crossroads, next to the Five Ways Inn and The Bulls Head, was shut as police collision investigators examined the scene of what was the second serious crash there this year.
In July a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with an Audi car at the same junction.
This morning there was no visible sign of the collision and traffic was running as normal.
A woman, who wished not to be named, said: "I heard a man had got knocked down, apparently he had stepped into the road.
"It was shocking to see that the road was closed and there was all the flashing lights.
"The road was closed for about three quarters of an hour."
Another woman, who also wished to remain anonymous, said: "There was a motorbike crash here not long ago which got bit by a car. He went flying. So this is the second crash in five or six months.
"They proper belt it up and down here. I want them to put a speed camera up (on Bull Street which adjoins the crossroads).
"I'm surprised one hasn't landed in my garden yet. The traffic is dangerous."
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are in the early stages of this investigation and I am asking for anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t already spoken to us to get in touch.
"I am particularly keen to hear from anybody who has dash cam or CCTV which can assist with our enquiries."
West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Claire Brown said: "West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that it was called to reports of an RTC involving a car and a pedestrian at the junction of Himley Road and Cinder Road, Dudley at 5.16pm last night.
"An ambulance, two paramedic officers and the Critical Care Car from the Midlands Air Ambulance with a MERIT doctor on board attended the scene.
"Crews administered advanced trauma care to the pedestrian, a man, who was in a critical condition.
"The man was taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.”
Anyone with information is urged to email email@example.com, call 101 or use live chat on the police website quoting log number 1745 of October 28.
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