Police Appeal For Help After Man Dies On New Years Eve

A man out celebrating New Year last night died in a collision on a busy Sandwell road.

The male was struck by a car in Wolverhampton Road, near the junction of Hagley Road West, just before 8pm. The 43-year-old, who is from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 46-year-old woman driver involved in the collision stopped nearby and was spoken to by officers; she is continuing to assist collision investigators.

Wolverhampton Road was closed for several hours last night as a crash reconstruction team examined the scene in a bid to piece together what happened.

The junction where the collision occurred is generally very busy and more so last night with people heading out for New Year. Officers believe people will have seen what happened, or witnessed the build-up to the incident, and urge them to get in touch as their information could be very important.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, or email DC Jamie Simon on j.simon@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.


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