Binman seriously injured in West Midlands crash


A refuse collection worker has been airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition after being hit by a car, police have said.

The man, in his 40s, was flown to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious leg injuries after the accident in Cradley, near Halesowen, at about 7am today.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Crews arrived to find a man, believed to be a refuse collection worker, had been seriously injured following a collision between a refuse lorry and a car.

"The driver of the car, a man in his 40s, was taken by land ambulance to Russells Hall Hospital with a head injury."

Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at the junction of Lyde Green and Hillcrest Avenue.