Yesterday lunchtime (Wednesday 5th August 2015) there was a nasty traffic accident near the Jet filling Station [not the Spring Cottage as I previously stated – Bob] on the A461 Lichfield Road at Shelfield, in which an elderly lady was seriously hurt.
Walsall police this morning issued the following appeal for witnesses to come forward:
We need witnesses after a serious collision in Shelfield yesterday (5th August 2015) which has left a woman critically ill in hospital.
Officers were called to Lichfield Road just before 1pm after a black Vauxhall Vectra collided with a pedestrian.
The 75-year-old woman was taken to hospital by air ambulance where she remains in a critical condition.
The driver of the car involved stopped at the scene and has spoken with officers. Nobody has been arrested at this stage.
The road was closed for around four hours following the collision and has since re-opened.
If you were in the area yesterday morning and saw what happened please call 101 as soon as possible.
West Midlands Ambulance Service also issued a statement:
Wednesday 5th August 2015 – 2.45pm – Steve Parry
A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a road traffic collision in Walsall this afternoon.
The incident occurred on A461 Lichfield Road, Shelfield, Walsall at just before 12.30pm.
An ambulance; a community paramedic; a paramedic support officer in a rapid response vehicle together with the Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘Ambulance crews arrived to find a pedestrian had been in collision with a car on the Lichfield Road.
‘A woman in her seventies was found to be unconscious and she was treated for serious head and multiple limb injuries at the scene.
‘The patient was anesthetised by an air ambulance doctor before being immobilised with the use of a neck collar and placed on a spinal board.
‘She was conveyed by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital further assessment and treatment.
‘The hospital was alerted to the serious condition of the patient.
‘The driver of the car was uninjured.’
My sympathies to the lady and her family.