Following the fatal hit and run incident at the junction of the a5 Watling Street and The Parade in the the early hours of Sunday, March 30th, 2014, there has been huge interest and sympathy from the community.
My sympathies and condolences to Jamey Coleman’s family and friends.
West midlands Police issued the following statement a few minutes ago:
Officers were called to Watling Street near to the Parade at around 3.10am after the 24-year-old was hit by a car as he crossed the A5.
Jamey Coleman was taken to hospital with serious injuries where, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he later died.
Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘Mr Coleman had been with friends in the White Horse Public House and they were crossing the A5 when he was hit by an unknown vehicle.
‘This is a tragic loss of a young life, I am eager to hear from any person who was in the vicinity of the A5 near to the Junction of Watling Street at the time of this incident, also any person who may have seen Mr Coleman and his friend in the White Horse throughout the evening.
‘We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision and specialist liaison officers are supporting the family at this sad time.’
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Collision Investigation Unit by calling police on 101. Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
An awful, awful thing to happen. I’d also request that folk respect the privacy of the Coleman family where appropriate, including on social media. They must be going through hell, please remember that.