Man dies nine days after being hit by bus in Sedgley

By Jordan Reynolds | Sedgley | News | Published:

A man who was hit by a double-decker bus in Sedgley died nine days later, police have confirmed.

A police cordon at the scene on Wolverhampton Road in Sedgley

The 53-year-old was taken to hospital after being hit by a National Express bus on the A459 Wolverhampton Road on the morning of September 21 but died on September 30.

Members of the public are believed to have rushed to the man's aid and an air ambulance landed nearby after the crash happened at the road's junction with High Park Crescent.

The driver of the bus was not to blame for the incident, a police investigation found.

The family of the man, who is yet to be named publicly, paid tribute, saying: “We are utterly devastated to have lost our loving son; he was our life.

“We are a very private family and wish to grieve quietly and in privacy; we request that this is respected so that we can try and come to terms with this terrible shock to us."

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "The circumstances of the incident have been investigated and the driver of the bus was found not to be at fault.

"The matter has been referred to the coroner."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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