THE DRIVER of a white van which crashed into and killed a Solihull man on Thursday afternoon has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A 48-year-old man died after being hit by the van at around 1.40pm on Fillongley Road, Meriden.
Medical staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene to treat the man who had suffered multiple serious injuries and was receiving CPR by bystanders.
Resuscitation attempts were made and advanced life support was carried out but despite the best efforts of medics, the man died.
Another pedestrian was also injured but was treated at the scene for shock and did not require hospital treatment.
The 55-year-old van driver was arrested on Thursday and remains in police custody while enquiries continue.
The road, near Lodge Green Lane, remained closed for several hours while emergency services and collision investigators worked to clear the area and carry out enquiries, and police are asking for witnesses to come forward.
“Sadly a man has lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at the present time, who have been informed and are being supported by officers from the force’s Family Liaison Unit,” said Sergeant Adam Green, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit.
“This is a busy road and it is believed that there would have been several people around at the time.
“It is essential that we piece together exactly what happened and I am keen to hear from anyone who can help us build a clear picture of the collision.
“Whilst people may not have seen the collision itself I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen two people jogging in the area beforehand.”
Collision investigators can be contacted on 101.