A WOMAN believed to be in her 80s is in hospital after being run over in Quinton yesterday (Wednesday).

She suffered multiple injuries and had to be taken to a major trauma centre following the incident near Toby Carvery, Quinton at 1.50pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service immediately began providing aid whilst waiting for the arrival of an ambulance, an area support officer and a doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a woman, believed to be in her 80s, lying at the side of the road and a car parked nearby that had suffered damage.

“Following assessment from ambulance staff, the woman was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

“Once her condition was stabilised she was treated for head, shoulder, back and ankle injuries before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham."

The spokesman added: “The doctor travelled with the patient to hospital, continuing to administer treatment en-route.

“The driver of the car was thankfully unhurt in the collision but was understandably shaken by the incident.

“Due to the seriousness of the collision, the road had to be closed which caused traffic disruption in the area.”