A MAN has died after a crash involving car and a coach on the dual carriageway near Meriden.
The incident took place about 11.15am on Sunday (October 25) on the Birmingham bound A45 around half a mile from the Land Rover garage.
There were five people in the car along with around 20 passengers and a driver on a National Express coach.
On arrival, ambulance staff found a car with significant damage to its rear offside while the coach’s windscreen had also been damaged as had its nearside front.
The man who died was in the back of the car. Sadly it was almost immediately clear nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
A woman in her 30s who was driving the car had a head laceration and a woman in her 60s had a possible chest injury – she was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board as was a man in his 60s as a precaution.
All three were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
A woman, thought to be in her late teens or early 20s, also suffered a knee injury but after treatment was discharged at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “All of the passengers and the man driving the coach were checked, but none had suffered any injury.”
Four ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene. The aircraft landed on the carriageway.