Major traffic disruption on the Hagley Road in Birmingham as a bus leaves the road

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A bus has left the road and gone through the central reservation on the Hagley Road in Birmingham causing major traffic disruption

Major traffic disruption is expected on the Hagley Road going towards Birmingham city centre after a bus left the road and went through the central reservation.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said that a bus driver is believed to have suffereed 'a medical incident' while he was behind the wheel of the vehicle. He has been taken to City Hospital for further assessment. There were no other reported injuries during the incident, according to WMAS and WMP. National Express West Midlands confirmed that one of their drivers had been taken to hospital 'as a precaution'.

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West Midlands Roads have tweeted that a lane is blocked between the Plough and Harrow and Five Ways. Emergency services are on the scene and motorists are being asked to consider alternative routes – disruption to bus services in the area is also possible.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 3.07pm to a road traffic collision involving a bus on Hagley Road, Edgbaston. One ambulance attended the scene. Upon arrival we found the driver of the bus who is believed to have suffered a medical incident at the wheel.

"He was assessed by ambulance staff and was in a potentially serious condition. He was conveyed to City Hospital for further assessment. No further patients required treatment.”

West Midlands Police has confirmed that there are no casualties. A spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a bus hitting the central reservation on the Hagley Road in Ladywood, shortly after 3.04pm today (Mon). There were no reported injuries."

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A National Express West Midlands spokesperson said: "A National Express West Midlands bus was involved in an incident near Regency House on Hagley Road in Birmingham this afternoon (13 November 2023).

"Emergency services attended the scene and we will continue to give them every assistance, as well as carrying out a full investigation of our own into what happened. There are no reported injuries, however our driver has been taken to hospital as a precaution. We advise customers to check our social media channels for the latest updates to services and we apologise for any delay to their journeys.”

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