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Wolverhampton man dies after being hit by a car

A telecoms engineer who was hit by a car in Wolverhampton on 20 July has died.

A man has died after being hit by a car in Wolverhampton. Credit: West Midlands Police

The 27-year-old from Oldbury was working on a communications box at the junction of Jack Holden Avenue with a colleague when they were struck by a grey Citroen Picasso just before midday.

They were both rushed to hospital with serious injuries where sadly one of them lost his fight for life yesterday evening. The other suffered a broken arm and jaw, and a twisted ankle. He is expected to make a full recovery.

This is a deeply tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased. “Our investigation is underway and I am still appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and has not spoken to a police officer to get in touch with us on 101.”

– Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit

Two boys, both aged 16, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and have been released on police bail.


Car hits pushchair on pavement injuring 3-year-old

Two people, including a three year old girl, have been injured after a car mounted the pavement and hit a pushchair in Wolverhampton.

The emergency services were called to Willenhall Road shortly after 9.25am this morning where they found a Vauxhall Astra had left the road.

Police say they arrested a man on suspicion of dangerous driving at the scene, while three other men ran off after the crash. The area was searched to find them but officers say they are yet to be traced.

The girl was taken to hospital with injuries to her head and chest, but they are not thought to be life threatening.

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