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Police appeal after man, 59, dies in crash

By Jack Averty | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

Police have launched an appeal for information after a man died after being hit by a car.

Police are appealing for witnesses

The 59-year-old was struck by a blue Toyota Aygo on Middlemore Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, on Friday around 8.40am.

He was rushed to hospital but sadly died from his injuries.

It is believed the man was crossing the road when he was hit by the car, whose driver stopped at the scene and is assisting police with its inquiries.

Now West Midlands Police is asking witnesses and those with dash-cam footage to come forward.

Sergeant Paul Hughes said: "A man has tragically lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

“This was a busy part of the morning; I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision who may have information to get in touch. I would also ask any drivers with dash-cam who were driving along Middlemore Road at the time to also call 101."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime quoting log 558 of 12 April.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Jack Averty

By Jack Averty
Senior Reporter - @javerty_star

Reporter with the Express & Star, based at head office in Wolverhampton

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