A MAN is critically ill in hospital after being hit by a lorry near Droitwich.

West Mercia Police were called to the A38 in Copcut near Droitwich at 11.40pm on Thursday after a pedestrian was seen on the carriageway.

On arrival, officers found the man suffering extensive injuries after apparently having been hit by a vehicle.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was also called to the scene shortly before 11.50pm.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the trust’s medical emergency response incident team were sent to the scene.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene, before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he is in a critical condition.

An ambulance spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews found a lorry and a pedestrian that had been in collision.

“The pedestrian, a man, was treated at the scene for serious multiple injuries.

“Because of the nature of the man’s injuries the doctor gave the casualty an anaesthetic at the scene.

“He was then taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, for further assessment and specialist treatment.”

His next of kin have been informed.

The road was closed until 5.05am yesterday to allow for a full examination of the scene.

The police were yesterday unable to say what had happened to the lorry driver.

Witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101, quoting 749-S-0609.