At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses.
For those asking – yes, I think this is why the helicopter was up last night.
West Midlands Police issued the following statement:
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were injured, one seriously, in a non-stop road traffic collision in Brownhills in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 10 August).
The collision took place at 12.50am this morning in Hednesford Road, Brownhills near to the Thai Lanna Restaurant.
A white van was in collision with two men who were walking along the pavement. The van failed to stop following the collision and was later recovered in Kingstanding.
One of the men aged 42 has been detained in hospital with serious injuries, the other man was treated and released for minor injuries following the collision.
DI Phil Asquith from Force CID said:’Forensic investigations are currently taking place at the scene and police are also examining the recovered van. Enquiries are on-going to trace the occupants of the van. I would like to appeal to anyone who was in Hednesford Road near the junction of Wilkin Road in Brownhills last night who may have information about the collision to call police on 101.’
My thanks to Jo Hunt at West Midlands Police for helping with this, and also to the many folk who contacted me via the blog and on social media. Again, community at work.