I’m getting mixed reports of a serious road traffic accident in Brownhills High Street right now (12:10pm, Friday 19th December 2014), which is currently blocked off.
Contrary to circulating rumour this incident WAS NOT a hit and run. Thanks to Brownhills Neighbourhood Policing Team for that.
The following has been tweeted by SafePelsall:
The following has just been posted on Facebook by Raina Kirkham-Cope
An elderly man has been hit by a lorry in brownhills so if you’re stuck in traffic or are wondering why roads/streets are closed now you know why.
I hope the man is OK, air ambulance are taking him to hospital.
From travel reporter Tom Stokes:
Tom Stokes goes on to say:
AN elderly man has suffered a serious leg injury after he was hit by a lorry in Brownhills.
Emergency services were called to High Street at around 11.25am this morning (Friday).
An air ambulance landed on the Tin Man Island around 15 minutes later as the man required emergency treatment.
Police described the man as having a serious leg injury and said he was airlifted to hospital.
The Advertiser is awaiting further details from West Midlands Ambulance Service.
West Midlands Police have closed off Church Road and High Street and say it is expected to remain closed for several hours.
From West Midlands Traffic Police
Messages I’ve received suggest a person may have been hit by a HGV, possibly on or near a pedestrian crossing. The road is closed, diversions are in place. It’s reported the Air Ambulance has been in attendance.
More as I get it – if you know anything, comment here or BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
My sympathies go out to those involved.