West Midlands Police are seeking a driver who left the scene of a serious collision in Northfield yesterday evening (Wednesday 28th March). An elderly pedestrian was left seriously injured and his dog was sadly killed in the accident, which involved four cars in total.
The man in his 80s was waiting at the pedestrian crossing near the Black Horse pub on Bristol Road South, close to the junction with Great Stone Road, when the cars collided at around 6.15pm, knocking him and his dog down.
The man remains in hospital with a nasty fracture to his leg. Unfortunately, nothing could be done to save his dog.
A woman – believed to be a passenger – in one of the cars was taken to hospital with a broken wrist.
Four cars were involved in the accident, however, one of them – a silver Renault Megane Coupe – fled the scene. The car was later found abandoned in nearby Winchester Gardens, off Quarry Lane.
The A38 remained closed for around 5 hours while investigators examined the scene.
Neighbourhood Sgt Michael Dunbar said: “This was a serious incident, involving several cars. Our thoughts are with the pedestrian whose leg was badly injured and who sadly lost his dog. We hope he will make a full recovery.”
Sgt Dunbar appealed for witnesses to come forward. He said: “We are investigating to find out exactly what happened and are keen to find out who was in the car that drove away from the scene.”
Anyone with any information on the accident or the driver of the silver Renault Megane is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 giving log reference number 2061 of 28 March. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Our thoughts are with those affected, especially the man and his family and we wish him a speedy recovery.