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Dog walker hit by car at A34 accident blackspot in Great Barr

By Andrew Turton | Great Barr | News | Published:

A man suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car at an accident blackspot while out walking his dog.

Traffic at a standstill near the scene of the crash in Walsall Road. Picture: Will Ross

The crash happened on the A34 Walsall Road, in Great Barr, near The Towers pub at around 7.40am today.

The dog walker, a 26-year-old man, has potential life changing injuries.

His dog was also injured and has been taken to a vet.

The man was given pain relief and taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.

Traffic built up on the stretch leading between the Scott Arms junction and Perry Barr in the aftermath.

The road has been closed for several hours.

The driver stopped at the scene and is co-operating with police.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101, quoting log number 557 of 4 July.

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The A34 has been the scene of several serious and fatal accidents over the years.

Lloyd Reeves, aged 74, was killed after being hit by a motorbike on the A34 last December.

A mother and her baby were injured after being hit by a car last September.

Sarah Child was killed and her sister Claire was seriously injured after they were struck by a car in 2012.

Their mother Avril has since become an road safety campaigner and was successful in bidding to have the speed cut to 30 mph on a stretch of the A34.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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