An elderly man has suffered very serious injuries after a collision with a car.
It happened at about 11.00am on Lichfield Road in the Rushall area of Walsall.
An ambulance was initially sent, but the crew quickly requested a doctor so the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with the MERIT trauma doctor on board was dispatched along with a paramedic area support officer.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival ambulance staff were told that the man had been in collision with a car though there was no car at the scene.
“The man had suffered very serious injuries to his head, chest and left ankle.
“Due to his condition, he was anaesthetised at the roadside by the doctor before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham where medics were put on standby for the aircraft’s arrival.”
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