Motorcyclist dies in Brownhills accident

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The Rising Sun Island is one of Brownhills busiest junctions. Image from Bing! Maps.

Sad news spotted on Twitter and Facebook this evening (Monday, 7th October 2013). It seems a motorcyclist in his twenties died at the scene following a collision with a lorry near the Rising Sun island on the A5, Brownhills.

There are currently reports at The Birmingham Mail, The Express and Star and the West Midlands Police website. I’ll at more as they appear.

[Added 8-10-13, 1130am: An updated, detailed report is available from the Express & Star here]

Condolences to friends and family. A horrid, horrid thing.

Walsall Police issued this statement:

Police close road following fatal collision in Brownhills

POLICE have closed part of the A5 Watling Street in Brownhills this evening following a fatal traffic collision.

Officers were called to the collision between a motorbike and a lorry at around 4.20pm this afternoon (Monday).

The motorcyclist, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing and the A5 Watling Street remains closed between Hednesford Road and Brownhills Parade.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

West Midlands Ambulance Service issued the following release:

Fatal road traffic collision in Brownhills

October 7, 2013 by officialwmas

Monday 7th October 2013 – 9.10pm – Chris Kowalik.

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a lorry in the Black Country.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Watling Street, Brownhills shortly after 4.20pm today.

An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews at the scene performed advanced life support techniques to the motorcyclist and tried to resuscitate him. Sadly, despite those best efforts, he was confirmed dead at the scene.”


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2 Responses to Motorcyclist dies in Brownhills accident

  1. edwina says:

    How very sad indeed, commiserations to his family.

  2. Andy says:

    I knew Colin, just found out
    Used to work at Chase Auto’s
    shed many a tear, far too young for such a great kid

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