Pedestrian dies after suffering serious injuries in Brownhills collision

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An 84-year-old man died after he was hit by a lorry in Brownhills.

The pedestrian was airlifted to hospital suffering serious leg and head injuries in the collision on Brownhills High Street, which happened at the lights at the junction of Church Road.

The pensioner, from Walsall, was flown to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but sadly died a short time later.

The collision happened around 11.30am yesterday. The lorry driver has been spoken to and is assisting police officers with their enquiries.

The road remained closed for several hours while emergency services attended the scene.

PC Julie Lyman, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are asking anyone who saw what happened and who has not already spoken to police to come forward.

"Specialist officers are liaising with the victim's family and our thoughts remain with them at this sad time."

Steve Parry, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "Ambulance crews arrived to find a pedestrian had been in a collision with a lorry. A man was treated for serious multiple leg injuries together with pelvic and head injuries."


Anyone with information should contact collision investigators on 101 or alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Witnesses have also been asked to come forward after a motorcyclist died following a crash in Pheasey on Monday.

The man in his 50s, believed to be from Staffordshire, was pronounced dead at the scene opposite the Deers Leap pub in Queslett Road.

The crash happened around 8.10pm and no other vehicles were involved.

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