Man, 32, dies after car hits lamppost in Penkridge

A 32-year-old man has died after his car crashed into a lamppost.

There was a visible sign of where the crash occurred on Saturday, with the pavement scratched
There was a visible sign of where the crash occurred on Saturday, with the pavement scratched

Police were called at 7.45pm on Saturday to Pottal Pool Road, in Penkridge, following reports of a one-vehicle crash.

Officers attended and a black Honda Civic was found to have hit a lamppost.

The Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene, as did ambulance crews.

A 32-year-old man, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later.

There were flowers left at the scene of the accident on Monday, with bits of glass and body work still visible on the ground, as well as scratches on the pavement near the now-removed lamppost.

Flowers were left at the scene where the car crashed into the lamppost

A woman living near the scene of the crash said she had heard a sound that she thought was a lorry shedding its load on Saturday, but only found out about the accident after her husband went to check and then called the emergency services.

Officers for Staffordshire Police are now urging anyone with information or relevant CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

"A file will shortly be prepared for HM Coroner.

"Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who was in the area at the time to get in touch with them.

"Contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 719 of 9 April.

"Alternatively, contact the collision investigation unit directly at ciu@staffordshire.police.uk."

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 7:44pm on Saturday to reports of a single vehicle RTC at the junction of Staff Road and the A34 in Penkridge.

"We sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers, the HART team.

"Crews arrived to find the driver of the car, a man.

"Sadly, it quickly became clear nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased on scene."

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