Teenager seriously injured after being hit by car on Great Barr dual carriageway

A teenager has been seriously injured after being hit by a car on a dual carriageway.

Police examining the silver VW Golf Plus after a teenager was hit by a car in Quelsett Road, Great Barr. Photo: SnapperSK
Police examining the silver VW Golf Plus after a teenager was hit by a car in Quelsett Road, Great Barr. Photo: SnapperSK

The 14-year-old boy needed specialist trauma care at the scene after being hit on Queslett Road in Great Barr, at around 6pm on Wednesday.

He was then taken by ambulance to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the West Midlands Care Team to the scene.

An ambulance service spokesman said crews were called to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrian on Queslett Road at 6.07pm.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, the padestrian, a teenage male, who had suffered serious injuries in the incident," he said.

"He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in a serious condition."

The silver VW Golf in Queslett Road, Great Barr. Photo: SnapperSK

West Midlands Police collision investigation officers closed the usually busy road near the Asda store as they carried out an examination of the area.

Photos from the scene show a silver VW Golf Plus with damage to its lower grill damage to and bumper, while an evidence marker was placed next to a pair of white trainers behind the vehicle.

West Midlands Police is now appealing for witnesses.

A statement from the force said: "The teenager suffered critical injuries and currently remains in hospital.

"The driver of the VW Golf stopped at the scene and is assisting with our enquiries.

"We are appealing for anyone with CCTV, dash cam footage or who witnessed this incident to contact us as soon as possible. This information could be vital to our investigation."

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police quoting log number 3301 of 24/11.

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