A WOMAN has died after being hit by a car outside Russells Hall Hospital.

Medics in a passing ambulance discovered a pedestrian, a 50-year-old woman, lying in the road in Pensnett Road with serious injuries just after 12.30am this morning (Thursday, April 2).

West Midlands Police said she was hit by a Range Rover travelling down the road.

She was given life support and taken to the nearby hospital but despite the best efforts of medics, she died a short time later.

West Midlands Police have launched an investigation into the collision and are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to get in touch to help them with their enquiries.

Police say a 57-year-old driver of the Range Rover car that hit the woman stopped at the scene and he is assisting police with enquiries.

The woman's next of kin are being traced, police say.

Sergeant Alan Hands from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I’d like to hear from anyone that may have seen what happened in the lead up to or after the collision this morning.

“The woman was being treated at Russells Hall hospital for an injury yesterday (Wednesday 1 April), she left in the early hours of this morning and then got hit by a car. We need to work out how she got into the road and I’d be keen for drivers to check their dash-cam footage if they were driving in the area at the time.”

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "A passing ambulance came across a pedestrian, a woman, lying in the road with serious injuries outside Russells Hall Hospital, High Street, Pensnett at 0.38am this morning (Thursday).

"A second ambulance, paramedic officer and MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene. The woman was given advanced life support on scene which continued during the transfer into nearby A&E.

"Sadly, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later."

Anyone with information should contact police and quote log number 72 of April 2.