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Pensioner struck down by 'hit and run' motorcyclist

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Pensioner mown down by hit and run motorcyclist performing 'wheelies' outside Moseley pub

A pensioner was struck down by a 'hit and ru'n motorcyclist allegedly performing stunts, including 'wheelies' outside a pub in Moseley.

The man, aged in his 70s, was rushed to hospital after being injured near the One Trick Pony in Alcester Road on Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses said two bikers wearing balaclavas were performing stunts moments before the man was stuck by one of the bikers at around 3.50pm.

Members of the public ran to his aid to carry out first aid treatment and Paramedics continued to attend to him at the scene, before he was taken to Heartlands Hospital with minor neck, leg and arm injuries.

It was understood he was released soon afterwards.

One witness said:

“The two bikers had been riding down the road performing tricks and both were wearing balacalvas. Then one rider lost control and crashed into the man walking across the road. The biker then ended up crashing into a taxi, before getting back and riding off. It was shocking to watch. I am just so relieved the man didn’t receive more serious injuries.”

– Witness.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance said:

“We were called to reports that a man had been struck by a motorbike. The patient, a man in his 70s, had received neck, arm and leg injuries but was awake and conscious. Paramedics treated him at the scene and he was taken to Heartlands Hospital. It is believed two men were riding down the road when one of them hit a pedestrian and fell off his bike. It was reported he did not stop and carried on riding off down the road. The man was taken to hospital for a check-up, but did not require treatment. Anyone with information is asked to call police, who have launched an investigation, on 101.”

– West Midlands Ambulance.