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Man seriously injured after 'targeted car attack' in Wolverhampton

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Police are yet to make any arrests after a man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car in a suspected targeted attack in Wolverhampton.

Dudley Road was cordoned off after this crash

The man, aged in his 30s, has been left with life-changing injuries after the collision, West Midlands Police said.

The A459 Dudley Road was closed at the junction with Frederick Street near St John's Retail Park all day yesterday after the man was hurt at around 4.45am.

Police say three cars were involved in the crash but that the victim was out of his vehicle when he was hit.

Police were investigating after this crash on Dudley Road, Wolverhampton

He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with serious, life-changing injuries, according to police.

Detective are still trying to piece together the circumstances of the collision but believe it may have been a targeted attack.

They are yet to make any arrests and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

'Lots of police'

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Tony Smith, aged 19, who lives off Birmingham New Road, was walking into work at a shop in the city centre when he spotted the cordon.

"There seemed to be a lot of police lights flashing during the night," he said.

"Police were directing people away from the road. It looked pretty bad."

A shop worker, who arrived for their shift at a store on St John's Retail Park, said they were shocked at the sight of the road being cordoned off.

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"There were lots of police officers around. We thought it must be serious as it seemed to be a big area taped off," she said.

"It was eerily quiet even for a Sunday. You still have lot of traffic down there with people going to the shops.

"We just hope everyone is ok."

Police closed the road at the Grove Street junction towards the ring road at Snow Hill and near St John's Church until Sunday evening.

It came as thousands of fans travelled into the city as Wolves played Huddersfield in the Premier League.

Drivers were urged to avoid the area and use alternative routes where possible.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 526 of 25/11/2018.

The crash came after two other serious collisions in the Black Country left a man dead and a woman seriously injured.

A man was knocked down by a 4x4 and killed in Walsall Wood High Street in the early hours of Saturday.

And late on Friday night a woman was struck by a car in Long Lane, Halesowen, and suffered 'life-changing' injuries.

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