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Jogger rushed to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after car crash


A jogger was rushed to a major trauma centre with ‘potentially serious injuries’ after being hit by a car in Sutton Coldfield.

The incident took place in Four Oaks Road on Thursday (September 16) shortly before 8am.

The man was then seen by paramedics before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights and sirens to the city’s main trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Edgbaston.

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An eyewitness who lives in the road said: “A jogger was hit by a vehicle outside my home on Four Oaks Road last Thursday.

“A number of people stopped to help and stayed with him until the ambulance came. I fetched a duvet from my house to keep him warm.

“But I had my kids in the car ready to go to school and they were a bit traumatised and l and had to leave. Since then It’s been playing on my mind wondering if he is OK.”

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West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed it was called to the scene and a spokeswoman for the service said: ““We were called at 7.50am on Thursday (September 16) to reports of a car and a pedestrian that had collided on Four Oaks Road, Sutton Coldfield.

“One ambulance attended the scene. On arrival, we discovered one patient, a man, the pedestrian, he had sustained potentially serious injuries and was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on blue lights and sirens.”

West Midlands Police has been approached for a statement.

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