Birmingham city centre rush hour traffic was brought to a standstill last night after a woman pedestrian was knocked down at the junction of two busy streets.
The 30-year-old woman, described last night as in a serious condition, was in a collision with a blue Nissan Micra at the junction of Newhall Street and Great Charles Street at about 4.50pm.
Accident investigators sealed off the junction, causing traffic to back up on to the inner ring road during the evening rush hour. The roads were opened at about 7pm.
Meanwhile, traffic jams built up around Erdington after a series of road closures were enforced following two car accidents.
Two vehicles collided outside the Rose and Crown public house on Gravelly Hill Lane just before 6pm. Police closed the road at its junctions with Chester Road and Goose More Lane for more than four hours.
Just before 8pm a second accident on the Chester Road, at its junction with Marston Lane, compounded the traffic chaos.
Two cars were involved but the collision was not as serious and both motorists received treatment for minor injuries.