23rd Oct, 2016

23-year-old man dies after fatal collision at Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull

Aisling Kiely 27th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

POLICE are appealing for information following a fatal traffic collision at the Jaguar Land Rover site in Solihull.

A 23-year-old motorcyclist collided with a manufacturing tractor unit and trailer on a private road situated on the Jaguar Land Rover factory site – and was pronounced dead at the end.

Officers were called to the scene on Damson Lane at 4.40pm yesterday (September 26)

A spokesperson for Jaguar Land Rover said: “We are sad to confirm that an employee of one of our supplies was fatally injured following a road traffic accident at the Solihull plant.

“Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family and friends of the individual concerned.

“We have nothing further to add whilst this work is ongoing.”

Investigations into the collision are ongoing and West Midlands Police are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive to find out what happened.

Offering his condolences, Solihull MP Julian Knight said: “It’s a great tragedy.

“There are a lot of people in town who either work or have dealings with the plant, they will all be shocked and concerned.

“It is a tragedy for the family and we can’t begin to imagine what they’ve been through.

“If they are constituents my office is available to offer help in any way we can.

“Accidents do happen, but this is deeply upsetting for Jaguar Land Rover and the whole community.

“We must allow the police to carry out their investigation.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Regional Collision Investigation on 0121 322 6098.