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Tettenhall street cordoned off after elderly woman seriously injured in collision

By Jamie Brassington | Tettenhall | News | Published:

An elderly woman was in hospital eith life threatening head injuries after she was hit by a van in Tettenhall, police said.

Police at the scene of a collision between an elderly pedestrian and car

Emergency services were called to High Street shortly before midday today.

A police cordon was put in place at the junction of High Street and Upper Street.

Police cordoned off the street in Tettenhall after an investigation was launched

The Midlands Air Ambulance was also seen at the scene.

The elderly woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 11.53am to High Street to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

"We sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford.

The Midlands Air Ambulance leaves the scene

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"We have treated one patient, an elderly woman, for serious injuries. She's received specialist trauma care at the scene and has been taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by land ambulance.

"The doctor from the Air Ambulance has travelled in the land ambulance to continue the treatment."

Images from the scene show a police cordon outside businesses and a silver van.

Scene of the incident in Upper Street, Tettenhall, after the woman was injured

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Sharleen Choudry, who works at The Village Plaice, on Tettenhall High Street, said: "We heard that a lady got hit by a van.

"The response from the emergency services was really good. There was quite a few ambulances and the police here."

A woman who worked at a nearby estate agents, also on High Street, added: "All we heard was the air ambulance in the area."

West Midlands Police said the van driver stopped at the scene after the collision.

An investigation is under way. Anyone with information can call police on 101.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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