A teenage boy was seriously injured after he was struck by several cars on the M5 this morning.
Police were called to the motorway between junctions 2 and 3 shortly after 11.15am today.
In a brief statement on Twitter West Midlands Police said: “The pedestrian, believed to be in his teens, has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
“Enquiries around how the boy ended up on the motorway are at an early stage.”
The boy is now being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Traffic is queuing as the motorway has been closed in both directions
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.