Road accident in Brownhills High Street


West Midlands Air Ambulance landed near Holland Park to attend the incident. Image by @GoProGeezer.

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

5 mins
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:


Report from the Walsall Advertiser here

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


Report from the Express & Star here

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.

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5 Responses to Road accident in Brownhills High Street

  1. Victoria says:

    Top end of high street still blocked off at 2.30pm. Hvg is still on the crossing where the accident happened. Can’t get down the high street, so avoid if possible x

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  3. hgv driver says:

    I work with the driver of hgv and please show this topic some compassion for both involved as the elderly man has passed away this afternoon, thoughts with his family.

    • Yes – absolutely.

      An awful event and a tragedy for all involved. I ask that all readers are sensitive in these matters and my enforcement of house rules will not waver.

      Cheers and sympathies to all involved


    • .... says:

      Such a shame and at this time of year too thoughts to the driver (your friend) and family of the gentleman who sadly passed away .. God bless them both x

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