Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by truck in Gravelly Hill, Erdington

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after he was hit by a truck on a busy city street.

The man was seriously injured on Gravelly Hill in Erdington shortly before 7am on Wednesday morning, 10 November.

He was assessed on the spot for injuries believed to be serious, confirmed paramedics.

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An emergency paramedic and trauma doctor continued treatment as he was driven by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A statement from the West Midlands Ambulance Service read: “We were called at 6.44am today for reports of a truck and a pedestrian colliding at the intersection of Hillaries Road and Gravelly Hill in Erdington.

Gravelly Hill closed after a serious collision between a pedestrian and a truck

“One ambulance, a paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor and emergency paramedics attended instead.

“On arrival we found a patient, a man who was a pedestrian, he was assessed on the spot and had sustained injuries believed to be serious.

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“He was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, with the MERIT trauma doctor and emergency physician on a journey to continue treatment throughout the journey.”

An image from the scene captured an ambulance and marked police car blocking part of the road near the Hillaries Road junction.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area and seek alternative routes as emergency services worked on site.

The road remained blocked by emergency services at 9.30am.

BirminghamLive has contacted West Midlands Police for an opinion.

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