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Pedmore Road crash: Man injured after being hit by lorry outside Merry Hill

Brierley Hill | News | Published:

A man has been taken to hospital with 'life changing' injuries after a crash with a lorry in Dudley.

Police at the scene of the crash in Pedmore Road

The incident took place at the junction of Pedmore Road and Merry Hill dual carriageway just after 2.30pm this afternoon.

The man suffered head injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham.

Road closures were in place, with the pedestrian footpath remaining cordoned off.

Speaking at the scene, Sgt Phil Comerford said: "A man was struck by a lorry. He has serious injuries and was taken to the QE Hospital by land ambulance.

"We currently have the Collision Investigation Unit here and are asking for any witnesses to get in touch with us.

"The man has his family and friends with him at the hospital and his injuries are being treated as life changing."

Air ambulance also landed at the scene.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Murray MacGregor said: “On arrival, the man who was estimated to be in his 20s or 30s, was lying in the road.

“He was initially have said to have been unconscious but had started to come around.

“He was immobilised and had a pelvic binder was fitted. Due to the nature of his injuries, the doctor decided to anaesthetise him."

He was taken by road to the hospital although members of the air ambulance crew travelled with them to assist with the treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 8436057.

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