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High Street crash victim 'hit by Range Rover on wrong side of the road'

By Jamie Brassington | Walsall | News | Published:

A man killed in a suspected hit-and-run in Walsall Wood was hit by a Range Rover driving on the wrong side of the road, an inquest heard.

Walsall Wood crash victim Carl Moore, and right, flowers left near the scene as police launched an investigation

Carl Moore, aged 28 and from Pelsall Road, Brownhills, was crossing the road when he was struck by the 4x4 in Walsall Wood High Street in the early hours of November 24.

He had been standing outside The Boatman’s Rest Pub before he crossed the road to attend to an upset friend, Black Country Coroner’s Court was told.

Mr Moore died of 'massive brain and skull injuries', the inquest was told.

Plasterer Stefan Gvozdenovic, 33, has been charged with causing the death of Mr Moore by dangerous driving.

The driver of the Range Rover Sport failed to stop at the scene but Mr Gvozdenovic, from Lane Avenue, Walsall, handed himself into police later that morning.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on January 2 to enter a plea.

Coroner's officer Stephen Binsley told the court: “At around 12.25am a road traffic collision occurred on the High Street of Walsall Wood near to a public house called The Boatman’s Rest pub.

“The circumstances are of which Mr Moore has been stood on the pavement outside the pub.

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Walsall Wood high street was closed after the collision outside The Boatman's Rest pub

“One of his friends was upset and crossed the road. A short time later Mr Moore crossed the road to help his friend.

“He was then struck by struck by a Range Rover Sport which was travelling at speed and on the wrong side of the road.

"The driver didn't stop at the scene.

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“The collision projected Mr Moore some distance.

“First aid was given by members of the public before before Mr Moore was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1.06am."

The coroner’s court heard the medical cause of Mr Moore’s death was massive brain injury, skull fractures and traumatic head injury.

The inquest was adjourned by assistant coroner Laura Nash until the court case concludes.

Mr Moore, born in Nuneaton, worked as a maintenance supervisor.

Tributes were left at the scene of the crash following Mr Moore’s death.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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