Appeal as pensioner dies week after Himley Road crash

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | News | Published:

A pensioner who was hit by a car in the Black Country has died in hospital eight days later.

Frances Wright was hit by a car on Himley Road, next to the Five Ways Inn

Frances Wright – also known as Alan – was struck by a Kia Venga while crossing Himley Road in Gornal Wood just before 6pm on October 28.

The 76-year-old, from the Dudley area, was taken to hospital after suffering serious head injuries in the crash but died during the early hours of Tuesday this week.

He is believed to have been crossing Himley Road next to the Five Ways Inn when he was hit by a car turning right from Cinder Road, according to West Midlands Police.

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The force has now launched a fresh plea for information and is asking for anyone with CCTV footage from the area at the time of the crash to come forward.

The driver of the car, who remained at the scene, is said to be fully co-operating with the police investigation.

The crash happened at the junction of Cinder Road and Himley Road. Photo: Google


Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from West Midlands Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the family of Mr Wright at this terrible time.

"We have officers from our family liaison team currently supporting those closest to him as they grieve.

“I am continuing to ask for anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t already spoken to us, or has dash cam or CCTV which will assist our enquiries, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101, or emailing, quoting incident reference number 1745 of October 28.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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