Boy runs into oncoming M5 traffic and is hit by 'multiple vehicles'

Teenage boy runs into oncoming M5 traffic and is hit by ‘multiple vehicles’ leaving him fighting for life

  • The boy was travelling on foot on the M5’s Northbound carriageway this morning
  • Air ambulance was sent to the scene of the crash near the Oldbury interchange
  • The boy was blue-lighted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he remains

A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital after he reportedly ran into oncoming traffic on the M5 and was hit by ‘multiple vehicles’.  

West Midlands Air Ambulance flew out to the motorway, near the Oldbury interchange, after the teenager suffered serious injuries when he was hit on the northbound carriageway at about 11.15am today. 

Police are now trying to piece together how the youngster came to be on the busy motorway.

A boy believed to be 12 years old is fighting for his life after being hit by ‘multiple vehicles after running into oncoming traffic on the M5.

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: ‘The M5 is currently closed in both directions between junctions two and three after a pedestrian was hit by several cars at around 11.15am today.

‘The pedestrian, believed to be in his teens, has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

‘Inquiries around how the boy ended up on the motorway are at an early stage.’

The M5 remains closed near the Oldbury interchange after a boy was hit by ‘multiple vehicles’ on Wednesday morning

The incident happened a short distance before the Oldbury interchange and an air ambulance was deployed to the scene as part of the medical response.

A WMAS spokesman said: ‘The boy was on foot at the time of the incident.

‘He has suffered serious injuries.

‘He was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

‘The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the boy to hospital.’

Nobody else needed treatment at the scene, while there are delays of to an hour in the surrounding area.

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