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Man killed after being hit by car in Wolverhampton is named

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A man who died after being hit by a car at a busy junction in Wolverhampton has today been named as Naresh Kumar.

The 'Fighting Cocks' junction of Dudley Road and Goldthorn Hill near where the collision happened. Image: Google

Pedestrian Mr Kumar, 50, was left with life-threatening injuries when he was struck in Blakenhall shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning.

He was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but died later that morning.

Mr Kumar was hit by a Toyota Yaris on Dudley Road, at its junction with Goldthorn Hill, known locally as the Fighting Cocks junction.

A 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving and has been released pending further investigation.

West Midlands Police is re-appealing for information following the collision and is asking anyone who was in the area with dashcam footage to contact officers.

Det Con Chris Ridge, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at West Midlands Police, said: "Our enquiries into the circumstances of this collision are continuing at pace. I would ask anyone who saw what happened and hasn’t already spoken to us to contact me or my team as soon as possible.

“The family of Mr Kumar continue to be supported by specialist officers.

“If you saw anything or have dashcam footage, please get in touch with us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 101, or email FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, quoting incident number 18 of March 3.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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