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'Risks of future deaths' on Walsall road where pedestrian was hit and killed by van

A service road where a Walsall man was hit and killed by a van presents several problems which pose a risk, according to a coroner.

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David Wellington. Photo: West Midlands Police

David Wellington, 54, was killed when he was hit by a reversing van as he approached his flat whilst walking near Leamore Lane on December 12, 2023.

Following an inquest Black Country coroner Joanne Lees has now issued a Prevention of Future Deaths report to Walsall Municipal Borough Council highlighting several issues.

The inquest was shown CCTV footage of the incident which occurred as Mr Wellington, who was wearing a Parka coat with the hood up, entered the service road through a pedestrian barrier but did not see the van reversing even though its hazard lights were on.

David Wellington. Photo: West Midlands Police
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