Pedestrian In Collision With Lorry Near Merry Hill Centre

A pedestrian has suffered multiple serious injuries after a collision with a lorry.

The incident happened on Pedmore Road next to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Brierley Hill at around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon. 

An ambulance arrived on scene six minutes after the first of four 999 emergency calls were made.  A second ambulance, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board were sent to the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“On arrival, the man who was estimated to be in his 20s or 30s, was lying in the road. He was initially have said to have been unconscious but had started to come around.

"He was immobilised and had a pelvic binder was fitted. Due to the nature of his injuries, the doctor decided to anaesthetise him."

He was then taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by land ambulance.  The aircrew travelled with the ambulance so advanced treatment could continue.


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