Kings Norton commuter route closed after serious accident

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A busy commuter route has been closed for over 4 hours this morning (Friday 31st August) after a man suffered serious injuries after being in a collision with a van.

The accident happened at around 6.30am in Pershore Road South, close to Kings Norton Library and the road was closed between The Green and Melchett Road.

A lorry driver, who was out of his vehicle at the time of the collision, suffered serious injuries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene.

A spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered the lorry driver, a man in his 40s, receiving excellent first aid from bystanders. The patient was outside of his lorry at the time of the collision.

“He received specialist trauma care for multiple injuries he had suffered, including a serious leg injury.

“He was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on blue lights and sirens. The doctor travelled on the back of the ambulance to help continue treatment en-route to hospital.”

The van driver was checked for minor injuries and discharged at the scene by paramedics.

A police spokesperson said: “The van driver stopped at the scene and is assisting police. The road is likely to remain closed until around 11am.”

Anyone with any information, or who witnessed the collision, is asked to call police on 101, quoting log number 381 of 31 August. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org 

 

 

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