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Accidental death verdict for Storm Doris victim

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A coroner has rule that an 85-year-old car passenger, fatally injured during Storm Doris after a tree fell on the vehicle, died accidentally.

Alan Edward Green died in hospital in Stoke-on-Trent three days after the incident on the A49 northbound near Church Stretton, Shropshire, on February 23.

The retired decorator from Craven Arms was a front seat passenger when the car was hit shortly before 9.30am on February 23.

The cause of death was given as ventilator-assisted bronchopeumonia, caused by chest trauma, with coronary artery atheroma as a contributing factor.

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No criminal investigation after Storm Doris death

Tahnie Martin Credit: Facebook

West Midlands Police has confirmed to ITV News Central that there will be no criminal investigation after a woman died during Storm Doris in Wolverhampton last week.

29-year-old Tahnie Martin from Stafford received fatal injuries after she was hit by a large piece of wooden roofing from a building on Dudley Street on February 23.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Police said:

The investigation is now being led by the local authority in Wolverhampton and supported by West Midlands Police and the Health & Safety Executive in a bid to establish the full circumstances which led to the woman’s tragic death.

– West Midlands Police spokesperson

A spokesman for City of Wolverhampton Council said:

Following last week’s tragic incident in Dudley Street, City of Wolverhampton Council can confirm that it will be the lead agency taking responsibility to carry out the investigation into what happened.

The council will continue to work closely with the police and Health & Safety Executive. These are extremely early days in the process and it will inevitably take time to establish the facts.

– spokesman for City of Wolverhampton Council

Storm Doris causes second death in West Midlands

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Storm Doris has claimed a second life in the Midlands, after a man whose car was hit by a tree on Thursday died in hospital.

A red Ford Focus was driving along the A49 near Church Stretton in Shropshire just before 9.30am last Thursday when it was hit by a falling tree.

The front seat passenger, a man in his 80s, was taken to hospital with critical injuries. He died yesterday.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the incident and can help officers investigate the collision.

Police confirm Storm Doris victim is 29 year old woman

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Police have confirmed that a woman who died in Wolverhampton this afternoon was 29 years old.

She was walking past Starbucks in the pedestrianised area of Dudley Street just before midday when wooden debris from a nearby building, described by an eyewitness as the size of a coffee-table, struck her.

Emergency services said nothing could be done to save her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are now working alongside the council to establish how it happened.

The area remains cordoned off while investigations are ongoing. The family of the victim have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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