Pensioner killed in bus station crash

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A pensioner died last night after suffering serious injuries in a crash at a bus station involving several vehicles.

The woman, who has not been named, was airlifted to hospital with multiple leg fractures and a pelvic injury after the accident at the bus station on Bridge Street, Walsall.

The 66-year-old, who died in hospital, was one of seven pedestrians injured when a single-decker bus collided with a double decker, two vans and a car at the exit to the bus station at around 11.15 this morning.

Two other women in their 60s were taken to hospital by ambulance with broken legs, along with three men in their 40s suffering minor injuries.

Another patient was treated at the scene for shock.

Martin Eaton, one of the ambulance crews who attended the accident, said: "The incident was serious, but fortunately not bad as it could have been.

"Given the location in the heart of Walsall and the number of vehicles involved, the situation could have been far worse."

West Midlands Police have begun an investigation into the incident, and anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact the road policing unit on 0845 113 5000.