Fatal collision in Balsall Common leaves man dead - The Solihull Observer

Fatal collision in Balsall Common leaves man dead

Solihull Editorial 6th Dec, 2019 Updated: 6th Dec, 2019   0

A 34-YEAR-OLD man had died following a car collision in Balsall Common last night (December 5).

West Midlands Ambulance Service said a crew was called at 4.46pm yesterday to reports of a collision involving two vehicles at the junction of Holly Lane and Table Oak Road, Balsall Common. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

It’s understood a Mercedes Vito Van and a Ford Ranger collided causing the Ford to flip and land on a Honda Civic.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find and car and a 4×4 that had been involved in a collision. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the occupant of the car, a man, and he was confirmed deceased by paramedics on scene.

“Two other people involved in the collision were assessed by ambulance staff on scene for minor injuries. Neither required hospital treatment and were discharged on scene.”

The driver of the Honda died instantly; his next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.

Officers from the West Midlands Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Dean Caswell, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life. We believe three vehicles were involved in total and we’re working to understand exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the impact.

“If anyone saw what happened or was driving in the area at the time and may have caught anything of interest on dash-cam video then I’d urge them to get in touch.”

Information can be given by contacting collision investigators on [email protected], via Live Chat on West Midlands Police website at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1789 from 5/12.


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