A busy city street was closed for several hours this afternoon, Thursday, June 16, after a crash involving a mobility scooter. Alcester Road South in Kings Heath was closed from Wheelers Lane to Taylor Road.
The details of the collision were not known but it happened near the junction with Livingstone Road, Brandwood, just after 2.30pm. Traffic was diverted and the National Express West Midlands No.50 bus route was also affected.
Drivers were told to expect delays and use alternative routes.
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A spokesman from West Midlands Police said: “We’ve been called to a serious collision involving a car and mobility scooter on Alcester Road South, near the junction with Livingstone Road, Brandwood, at just after 2.30pm today (16 June). ” A road closure is currently in place.”
More details were expected to be released by the force tomorrow, Friday.
A witness said: “There was a mobility scooter on the junction of Alcester Road South and Livingstone Road. A blue sheet has been placed half on the pavement and half on the road.
“There are traffic officers around it. There are some shoes next to the sheet. There’s a sombre mood and lots of police activity.”
The scene remained sealed off at around 7.30pm.