Police probe after elderly pedestrian injured in Halesowen hit-and-run van crash

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An elderly woman has been seriously injured by a van in a hit-and-run smash in Halesowen.

The victim – a pedestrian – was assessed by medics at the scene following the crash on Spies Lane just after 11.40am on Tuesday, January 11.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment.

READ MORE: Live updates – Spies Lane in Halesowen shut following police incident

A police investigation has been launched after the van driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene.

The area was shut by police while emergency services responded to the incident.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.42am today to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a van at the junction of Shenstone Valley Road and Spies Lane in Birmingham.

Police at the scene in Spies Lane, Halesowen.
Police at the scene in Spies Lane, Halesowen.

“One ambulance, a paramedic officer and a Critical Care Car from Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene. On arrival, we found an elderly female who was the pedestrian, she was assessed and had sustained potentially serious injuries, she received treatment on scene and was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Police added: “We’ve launched an investigation after a pedestrian was injured during a hit-and-run collision in Halesowen today (11 January).

“We were called after a woman was struck by a van on Spies Lane just before 11.45am. She has been taken to hospital for her injuries to be assessed.

“The driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the area. We’re now carrying out enquiries to identify and trace them.

“The road is currently closed near the junction of Shenstone Valley Road and we appreciate everyone’s patience.

“Anybody with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101. Quote 1536 of 11/01/22.”

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