25th Jun, 2019

UPDATE: Man dies after crash in Castle Bromwich

Felix Nobes 11th Jan, 2019 Updated: 11th Jan, 2019

A MAN has died after a serious crash in Castle Bromwich.

As we reported, emergency services were called to the junction of Lanchester Way and Collector Road on the A452 in Castle Bromwich today (December 11) at around 8.15am.

They found a 37-year-old man had suffered a serious head injury after his Peugeot 207 was struck.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) sent sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

Two men, aged 42 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and will be questioned in due course.

Police say Collector Road is currently closed into Birmingham while investigations take place and this is likely to remain the case until later this afternoon.

A WMAS spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two patients, both men, following the collision.

“One of the men was still inside his car and after ambulance staff quickly discovered he had suffered serious injuries in the incident, he was rapidly freed from his vehicle and treatment began immediately.

“Specialist trauma care was administered, however, sadly it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The second man, who was from the other car, was assessed and treated for minor injuries at the scene before being transported to Heartlands Hospital.”

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said earlier: “Police were alerted by ambulance colleagues at 8.25am to a serious three-car collision on the Collector Road near the junction with Lanchester Way in Castle Bromwich.

“It’s understood that a blue Peugeot 207 turning onto the Collector Road was struck by at least one car; the male driver has suffered a serious head injury. No other serious injuries have been reported.

“The drivers of all vehicles involved stopped at the scene and are being spoken to by officers.

“Collector Road has been closed into Birmingham while enquiries continue and to recover debris from the carriageway.

“Any witnesses are urged to call WMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 and quote log 411 from 11 Jan.”

UPDATE:

West Midlands Police has now issued an update.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A man has tragically lost his life and we will be doing everything we can to support his family at such a devastating time.

“We need to establish what led to this collision and we are urging anybody who was in the area at the time to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw an orange Fiesta ST and black Golf GT TDI before the collision or has dash cam footage which could assist our enquiries.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via email at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online. Please quote log 411 of 11/1/19.

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