Police probe as man dies after being hit by van on A449

By Jamie Brassington | Penkridge | News | Published:

A man died after being hit by a van on the A449 last night.

The A449 was closed by police in Penkridge. Photo: @SStaffsPolice

The man, a pedestrian from the Stafford area, is believed to have been hit by a dark-coloured van on Wolverhampton Road in Penkridge just after 8.05pm.

Paramedics found him with critical injuries at the side of the road and he died at the scene.

Staffordshire Police has launched an investigation and officers have spoken to the driver, a force spokesman said. The driver stopped at the scene.

The Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "Officers are investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Penkridge last night.

"The collision, just after 8.05pm on the A449 Stafford Road, involved a male pedestrian and a dark-coloured Vauxhall Van.

"The man, from the Stafford area, sadly died at the scene. His family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

"Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Unit attended the scene and a full investigation is ongoing. "

The road was closed between Lower Drayton Lane and the Boscomoor Lane roundabout as a result.


West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call reporting a collision at 8.09pm but the first ambulance on the scene found the man by chance while en route to hospital.

The paramedics from that crew administered first aid before more ambulances arrived but the man could not be saved.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Ambulance staff found a pedestrian, a man, at the side of the road in a critical condition upon arrival.

"The team of medics worked quickly to administer advanced life support to the man but sadly despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save him, and he was confirmed dead on scene."

Two further ambulances, two paramedic officers, a BASICS emergency doctor and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene, along with the ambulance which first found the man.

Anyone with dashcam footage or information is asked to call police on 101 or email quoting incident 709 of September 30.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

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