OAP dies after being hit by car
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