Ambulance in Motion
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West Heath Road was closed between Fordrough and Staple Lodge Road for over three hours this morning as police investigated a serious accident in which an elderly man was struck by a car.

The accident happened close to the West Heath Surgery at around 8.50am.

A number of local nurses attended to the injured pedestrian until two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a car and a pedestrian that had been in collision.

“On arrival at the scene crews found an elderly man lying in the road. He was treated for serious multiple injuries to his head, shoulder and leg. The man was fully immobilised and taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”


  1. This is an accident thats been waiting to happen,
    This section of road is where people park on the pavement to drop children at school, this practice is illegal and should be stopped. Blocking the pathway causes people to have to walk in the road and restricts motorists vision.

  2. Irresponsible motorists treat West Heath Road like a race track. They drive far too fast on this residential road and accidents are now becoming a regular thing. We need flashing ‘slow down’ signs and a REGULAR police presence to catch speeding motorists. Even those using the new doctors surgery don’t use the car park. They are also adding to poor visibility for pedestrians and there is no zebra crossing which would at least mean motorists would have to slow down to allow pedestrians to cross.

  3. I totally agree with the other comments made, we need something to slow the traffic, speed bunps maybe, an island or lights by the tesco junction, double yellow lines to stop the parking and a crossing would be a blessing. Unfortunately nothing will ever probably be done, i am really surprised that no one has been killed already. I am actually thinking of starting a patition, not that it would do much good :-(


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