This sad news released just now from Walsall Police. Sadly, the gentleman involved in the accident this morning in Walsall Wood has died.
There are reports here by the BBC, here at the Express & Star and Walsall Advertiser.
My sincere condolences to the Gentleman’s family and friends. A horrid, horrid tragedy.
Walsall Police said:
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in the early hours of this morning (Friday 23 January) in Walsall Wood.
The collision took place at 5.40am in High Street, Walsall Wood. Officers were called to reports that a car had collided with an elderly man.
The man, aged in his eighties, was taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Enquiries into the collision are currently ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who witnessed what happened to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.
West Midlands Ambulance Service also published the following statement:
Man dies in Walsall Wood road traffic collision
January 24, 2014
Friday 24th January 2014 – 1.25pm – Claire Brown.
A man has died in a road traffic collision in Walsall Wood this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in High Street at around 5.50am earlier this morning (Friday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and two MERIT trauma doctors were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: ‘Crews found a pedestrian and a car which had been involved in a collision.
‘The pedestrian, a man, sustained serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest. Crews and the medics worked as a team to commence advanced life support at the roadside. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead.
‘No one else was injured in the incident.
‘The road remained closed for several hours whilst police collision investigators examined the scene.’
Condolences, my thoughts are with the family and friends…………..
Very sad news Bob. Condolences and thoughts are with his family, friends and all involved………..
So sad, deepest sympathy to all his family and friends.