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Pensioner dies in collision with lorry in Walsall

A 76-year-old man has died after being struck by a lorry in Walsall.

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Police were called to the scene yesterday at Pleck Road around 1.45pm just outside Walsall Manor Hospital.

The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later.

The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by officers from the force’s Family Liaison Unit.

The driver of the lorry was spoken to at the scene and is assisting our investigation.

We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened and hasn’t yet spoken to us.

Our thoughts remain with the gentleman’s family at this sad time.

– Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the regional Collision Investigation Unit

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'Severe' house fire leads to Walsall road closures

House fire Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

There are road closures in place in Walsall because of a 'severe house fire' that broke out overnight.

Broadway North Walsall is closed between the junctions with Sutton Road and Birmingham Rd.

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