Longbridge Lane was closed for several hours on Sunday 15th May after an accident involving a cyclist.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received seven 999 calls to the junction of Longbridge Lane, High Street and Devon Way – by Sainsbury’s and The Factory Young People’s Centre – at around 2.15pm.

A cyclist, a man in his thirties, had been in collision with a car and had been throw some distance into the air before landing on the pavement. Passersby and staff from Sainsbury’s attended to the casualty until an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer arrived at the scene.

An air ambulance was called from RAF Cosford but the casualty was taken to hospital by land ambulance. He was accompanied by the trauma doctor from the air ambulance and a major trauma team was on standby at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for his arrival.

We understand that the man remains in a serious condition in hospital today, although there is no official confirmation at present.

The road remained closed until after midnight while accident investigators examined the scene.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Investigators are looking into claims the pedal bike had been stolen shortly before the collision.”

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses who have not yet contacted police – they are urged to call the Collision Investigation Unit on the 101 number quoting the log reference 1230 15/5.

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