A motorbike rider is fighting for his life in hospital today after a collision with a car in Halesowen.

The accident happened in Hawne Lane on Friday night at around 9.46pm.

The 37-year-old rider hit a stationary car. He was resuscitated at the scene and was rushed to the QE hospital in a critical condition.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police were alerted by ambulance colleagues to an incident in Hawne Lane, Halesowen, shortly before 10pm on Friday (8 February) in which a motorbike hit a stationary car.  

"The 37-year-old biker remains in hospital in a critical condition today (11 February)."

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Murray MacGregor said: "The male rider was resuscitated at the scene by ambulance crews and given further treatment before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a critical condition."

The motorbike rider was thought to be a teenager in early reports, but police confirmed he is aged 37.

Anyone with information can contact police, quoting log number 2730 of 08/02 via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.