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.
[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.”
Travel journalist Tom Stokes tweeted the following:https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/387265762496233472