Man struck by bus in Dudley died from 'devastating' injuries

By Deborah Hardiman | Dudley | News | Published:

A pedestrian who was struck by a bus in Dudley town centre died as a result of a 'devastating brain injury', the inquest has heard.

Police and National Express workers examine a bus after a man was hit in Dudley town centre. Image: SnapperSK

James Christopher Reade was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a National Express bus.

The collision happened in Castle Street near its junction with Fisher Street on January 30.

The 64-year-old, of Station Hill, Dudley, died from his injuries on February 3 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham.

At Monday's hearing Black Country Area Coroner Mrs Joanne Lees said the cause of death was given as devastating brain injury.

"He sustained serious head injuries, " Mrs Lees added.

She said police investigations were continuing.

The matter was adjourned until March 30.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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