Pensioner, 70s, fighting for life after being mowed down in white van hit-and-run as he went to collect takeaway

AN elderly man is fighting for his life in hospital after a hit-and-run by a white van in Kings Heath, West Mids., last night.

The pedestrian, aged in his late 70s, was crossing the A435 Alcester Road at around 10.25pm after collecting a takeaway when he was struck.

Police at the scene of the collision last night
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Emergency services scrambled to the scene and the pensioner was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he is being treated for critical injuries.

Cops have urged the van driver to “do the right thing and hand himself in” as they appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Police also believe the van involved in the horror smash had writing on the side of the vehicle.

Det Sgt Alan Wood from West Midland’s Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “The man is in a critical condition and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or has CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch.”

He continued: “We believe the van had writing on the side and are asking the driver to do the right thing and hand himself in so they can explain what happened.”

In a statement, the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10.25pm last night to reports of a collision between a van and a pedestrian on Alcester Road South in Kings Heath.”

Emergency services scrambled to the scene and the pensioner was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital
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Cops have urged the man to ‘do the right thing and hand himself in’
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They continued: “Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car attended the scene.

“On arrival, we discovered one patient, a man who was the pedestrian, who was treated for multiple serious injuries.

“He received advanced trauma care at the scene before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further assessment.”


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