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Man arrested after suspected hit and run

The crash happened on Lichfield Road in Walsall. Credit: Google Maps

A man has been arrested after a suspected hit and run which left a pensioner with serious injuries.

The victim, believed to be in his 80s, sustained severe head injuries and remains in a serious condition in hospital.

The 41-year-old is currently being questioned on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.



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