Pedestrian dies after being found in critical condition at side of Wolverhampton road

A man in his 30s has died after he was found in a critical condition by a member of the public at the side of a busy Wolverhampton road.

Ambulance crews were called to Wobaston Road in Pendeford at 4.18am. The pedestrian was found collapsed and immediately given life support at the scene before being rushed to New Cross Hospital. However, he later died at hospital.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We were called after a man was found collapsed on ground at the side of Wobaston Road, Wolverhampton, at around 4.25am today.

"Despite the efforts of paramedics and medics, the man in his 30s was later pronounced dead at hospital.

"His family has been informed and they are being supported by specially trained officers at this awful time.

"We are not treating his death as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."

National Express routes services 6 and 25 were not serving Wobaston Road and Pendeford Business Park throughout the morning.

The road was closed between The Droveway and Patshull Avenue causing major disruption to motorists in the area.

Due to the closure, there was heavier than usual traffic along Stafford Road from the M54 down to Oxley.

Surrounding routes were also congested.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to a medical emergency on Wobaston Road, Pendeford, Wolverhampton at 4.18am this morning.

"Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended.

"On arrival crews found a pedestrian, a man, who had reportedly been found collapsed and in a critical condition by a member of the public.

"Ambulance staff immediately commenced advanced life support on scene before the man was conveyed on blue lights to New Cross Hospital for further emergency care."

The incident happened not far from the JLR i54 manufacturing centre, which sits just off the M54.

The road reopened at around midday.

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