Woman, 82, dies after A449 crash in Wolverhampton

An elderly woman has died after a serious crash on a busy Wolverhampton road.

Paramedics and firefighters at the scene of the crash. Photo: @Wton_fire
Paramedics and firefighters at the scene of the crash. Photo: @Wton_fire

The 82-year-old woman died shortly after being involved in a two-car crash at the junction of the A449 Penn Road and Coalway Road/Goldthorn Hill last night.

Paramedics, police and firefighters were all sent to the scene after the collision happened just before 7pm.

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The driver of a Chevrolet Matiz, an 82-year-old woman, was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

The 37-year-old driver of the second car, a VW Passatt, refused ambulance treatment and was discharged at the scene.

Police said he is co-operating with the investigation and nobody has been arrested.

The crash happened at the junction of Penn Road and Goldthorn Hill

Officers are now appealing for witnesses.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from West Midlands Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the victim’s family who are being supported by one of our specialist family liaison officers.

"I would appeal directly to anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t already spoken to us to make contact, in particular any other motorists who may have captured the incident on dashcam."

Police tape left shows where the road was closed on Sunday evening

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Ambulance crews arrived to find a serious RTC involving two cars.

"One driver, a woman, was in a critical condition being cared for by police officers.

"Ambulance staff worked as a team to rapidly remove her from the car to commence advanced life support on scene before she was taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

The junction where the crash happened

"Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later at hospital.

"The driver of the second car, a man, declined ambulance assessment and was discharged on scene."

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting log 2029 of November 10, email fl_collision_invest@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or use the live chat function on west-midlands.police.uk.

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