A WOMAN suffered serious head injuries when she was hit by a car in Smethwick.

Police are investigating after the female pedestrian was hit by a car on Oldbury Road just before 4.30am this morning (Tuesday January 11).

The woman was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with the driver remaining at the scene.

Police are investigating the collision and appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We were called to a collision involving a car and pedestrian in Oldbury Road at just before 4.30am.

"A woman was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

"The driver remained at the scene and was spoken to by officers.

"Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101. Quote log 370 of 11/01/22."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.28am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Oldbury Road, Smethwick.

"One ambulance, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

"On arrival, we found one patient who was the pedestrian, she was assessed and had sustained potentially serious injuries, she received treatment on scene and was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.”