OAP dies af­ter be­ing hit by car

Solihull News - - NEWS -

A PEDES­TRIAN died af­ter be­ing in col­li­sion with a car on a busy Soli­hull road.

The man, aged 70, was taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter the col­li­sion with a VW Pas­sat in Strat­ford Road, Shirley, at around 5pm on Sun­day.

He died shortly af­ter­wards from his in­juries.

Po­lice say the driver stopped at the scene to help with en­quiries.

Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, said: “Strat­ford Road is a busy stretch of road, I would urge any­one who saw the col­li­sion to get in touch.

“Our thoughts are with the man’s fam­ily at this time,” he added.

The tragedy hap­pened on a week­end of se­ri­ous road traf­fic in­ci­dents.

Else­where, a sus­pected drink driver was ar­rested af­ter he was caught driv­ing on just two wheels along a mo­tor­way.

Po­lice spot­ted the BMW X5 on the M42 South­bound without a front wheel or back tyre be­fore it col­lided with a crash bar­rier.

The col­li­sion took place at 8am on Sun­day. Of­fi­cers from the Cen­tral Mo­tor­way Polic­ing Group ar­rested the 24- yearold driver on sus­pi­cion of dan­ger­ous driv­ing, driv­ing whilst dis­qual­i­fied and fail­ing to pro­vide a spec­i­men.

CMPG tweeted: “An in­ter­est­ing start to our first shift back. Driver on the M42 south de­cided to drive his X5 without a front wheel.. fol­lowed by no back wheel and was still try­ing to drive when we ar­rived! Driver ar­rested for drink driv­ing.”

Hours later, the driver of a sil­ver Ford KA was also spot­ted on a Great Barr driv­ing without a front tyre.

The car was safely brought to a stop by traf­fic cops and a 35- year- old man was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of drink- driv­ing and dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

The ar­rests come as West Mid­lands Po­lice launched a month- long drink drive cam­paign.

The scene of the road col­li­sion on the Strat­ford Road in Shirley

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.