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Waterloo Road shut after man hit by car near Molineux

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

An elderly man was seriously injured after being hit by a car near Molineux.

The crash happened on Waterloo Road outside the Leaping Wolf pub

The collision happened in Waterloo Road outside the Leaping Wolf pub at around 1.20pm today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service say the man has suffered multiple "potentially serious" injuries.

He was treated at the roadside before being taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

West Midlands Police Inspector James Harrison alerted motorists to the crash as ambulance crews helped the man.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival one patient, a man – the pedestrian – was treated for multiple injuries, potentially serious, and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham."

Police have closed Waterloo Road from the island by Asda to the pedestrian crossing outside The Leaping Wolf pub.

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Staveley Road is also cordoned off at its junction with Waterloo Road next to the pub.

A blue Skoda is within the cordon as police begin their investigation.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car went to the crash scene.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "A man was hit by a car on Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton at around 1pm today.

"He’s been taken to hospital with serious leg, head and internal injuries. The driver of the car has been spoken to by officers.

"Our enquiries are ongoing. If you saw what happened, please contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. Log number 1056 of 16/01/2020."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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