The Hagley Road was closed today for a second time after another serious collision. Chief Inspector Jack Hadley had established that the whole road was closed from Five Ways to the Plough and Harrow at around 7pm.
West Midlands Police shut the popular commuter route into the city, following the crash shortly after it had reopened from an earlier incident between a pedestrian and a lorry.
It was the second time the emergency services had rushed to the scene of a serious incident on Monday afternoon.
Just minutes earlier the road had cleared after a crash which left a man with serious injuries.
An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene following a pedestrian that was hit by a lorry at the Kings Head Pub junction, on Hagley Road, Bearwood, at 1.40pm.
Chief Inspector Jack Hadley tweeted: “officers are now dealing with a second RTC on the Hagley Road. The entire road is closed from Five Ways to the Plough & Harrrow PH.
“Definitely completely avoid the area as the traffic is horrendous!!”
We have contacted the emergency services for more information regarding the latest incident.
Images taken at the scene earlier this evening show a vehicle on top of another, as emergency crews worked at the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “A pedestrian has been taken to a major trauma centre in a critical condition after a collision with a light goods vehicle.
“The incident happened at about 1.40pm on Hagley Road in the Harborne area of Birmingham
“An ambulance that was transporting a patient to hospital came across the incident shortly after it had happened. A second ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a doctor on board were also sent to the scene.
“When ambulance crews arrived, they found a middle-aged man who had suffered very significant injuries.
“The man was treated at the scene by ambulance staff. He was immobilised before being anaesthetised by the doctor and was then taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”