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Pedestrian, 70, seriously injured after being hit by car in Wednesbury

By Jordan Reynolds | Wednesbury | News | Published:

An elderly pedestrian is seriously injured in hospital after being hit by a car in Wednesbury.

The crash happened at the junction of Crankhall Lane and William Green Road, pictured. Photo: Google

The man, in his 70s, was hit by a blue Ford Focus at the junction of Crankhall Lane and William Green Road just after 6pm yesterday.

He was treated for multiple serious injuries before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The road was cordoned off in the aftermath of the crash and the driver of the Focus remained at the scene and is helping officers with their enquiries, West Midlands Police said.

Murray MacGregor, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "On arrival, ambulance staff found a man in his 70s who had suffered multiple serious injuries after he was in collision with a car.

“He received extensive treatment at the scene before he was taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with a police escort.

"En-route, the ambulance crew rendezvoused with a second BASICS doctor due to the serious nature of the injuries.

“There were no other patients.”

Police have said the man is in a critical condition in hospital and are appealing for information and dash-cam footage.

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Sergeant Alan Hands said: "We believe there are a number of potential witnesses who are yet to provide an account of what they saw.

"I would urge them to help us establish what happened by coming forward."

Anyone with information is asked to email fl_collision_invest@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, use live chat on the police website or call 101 quoting log 1950 of February 23..

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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