West Midlands Ambulance Service have issued the following statement in regard to the serious incident today (Friday, 19th December 2014) on Brownhills High Street near to the Church Road junction when an elderly man had been in collision with a tipper lorry.
I would point out again, that this was not a hit and run incident as some circulating rumour is suggesting.
My sympathies to all involved.
A pedestrian has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Brownhills this morning.
The incident occurred on the High Street at just after 11.20am.
An ambulance together with a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance based at Cosford attended the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a pedestrian had been in collision with a lorry.
‘A man believed to be in his eighties was treated for serious multiple leg injuries together with pelvic and head injuries.
‘The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and placed on a spinal board. He was also anaesthetised before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
‘The hospital was alerted to the serious condition of the patient.’
My thanks to all who helped report this incident – including [Howmuch?], David Evans, GoProGeezer and others.