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West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses after a scooter rider sustained serious injuries in an accident that closed the A38 in Rubery on Friday (10th May) afternoon.

The accident happened on Friday afternoon at around 1.30pm and the A38 was closed between Cock Hill Lane and Lydiate Ash for two and a half hours as emergency services attended the scene.

The rider of the silver Honda scooter, a 52-year-old Kidderminster woman, was discovered by a passing police officer lying on the southbound dual carriageway near junction four of the M5. The scooter was nearby on the verge.

The woman was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with a broken arm, and suspected back and pelvic injuries. Her condition is described as stable.

PC Dave Wright of West Mercia Police said: “As with all serious injury and fatal road traffic collisions, we are trying to establish exactly what happened.

“We would like to hear from anyone else who saw the scooter being ridden along that stretch of the A38, or who witnessed the rider come off it.”

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact PC Wright at the Force Operations Support Team at Rubery Police Station on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 270-s-100513

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