The A38 bypass in Northfield was closed for around two hours yesterday evening after a pedestrian and a motorcyclist were injured in a collision.

Both were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham after the accident, which happened in Sir Herbert Austin Way just before 6pm on Thursday 17th November.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival ambulance staff found a motorcyclist off his bike and a pedestrian who, crews were told, suffered a brief loss of consciousness following the collision. 

“The biker, a man in his 40s, was wearing full leathers and a helmet which helped to reduce the level of injury caused. He was treated on scene for minor injuries before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The pedestrian, a man also in his 40s, sustained a head injury, pain to his abdomen and thigh as well as a serious leg injury. He was given pain relief and fully immobilised by ambulance staff before being taken to the same hospital for further trauma care.”

Any witnesses to the accident, who have not already done so, should call West Midlands Police on 101

Cover photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service


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