There’s been a nasty accident in Walsall Wood this morning, when an elderly gentleman was hit by a car in the High Street. The 86 year old is currently fighting for life after the incident just before 6am.
Police are appealing for witnesses. The issued the following statement:
Serious collision closes main road in Walsall Wood
Police are on the scene of a serious collision in Walsall Wood which happened in the early hours of this morning (Jan 24th 2014).
Officers were called at 5.48am following reports that a car had collided with an elderly man in High Street, Walsall Wood.
The man has suffered serious injuries and his condition is currently described as life threatening.
The road is closed between Salter’s Road and Coppice Road and is likely to remain shut for several hours while collision investigators examine the scene. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible this morning.
Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.
My, and I’m sure all readers thoughts go out to the old chap who was hurt.