A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital with potentially life-changing injuries after a crash in Pensnett this morning (Saturday January 6).

The incident, involving a motorcycle and a car, happened on Commonside just after 11am.

The motorcyclist was taken to the region’s trauma unit following the crash which saw police cordon off the road and buses diverted while emergency services worked at the scene.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said of the incident: “We were called to Commonside, Pensnett, shortly after 11am today following a collision between a motorcyclist and a car.

“The motorcyclist, a man, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with potentially life-changing injuries.

“The driver has been spoken to by officers and enquiries continue.”

The spokesperson added: “Road safety is a priority for us and partners including Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), local authorities and the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

“We joined forces under the Operation Triton banner last year to pledge action to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads and this work continues.”

Anyone with information, dashcam or CCTV footage that could help police with their enquiries is asked to contact officers on 101, quoting log 1280 of January 6.

National Express posted on X (formerly Twitter) just before 5pm stating that Commonside had re-opened and services 2 and 15 would return to their normal routes.