AN ELDERLY pedestrian was taken to hospital after being hit by a van on the A49 yesterday (Thursday).

The crash happened at around 4.20pm on the A49 at the junction with Sandford Avenue.

A silver Ford Transit van travelling northbound hit an elderly pedestrian.

The pedestrian was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in a serious condition.

No other injuries were reported and the van was recovered.

Anyone who saw the incident or captured it on dash cam is asked to visit quoting reference 422 of 16 December.