Man sadly killed in New Years Eve accident

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Photo Chris Stephens

West Midlands Police are seeking witnesses to an accident last night in which a local man died.

The accident happened just before 8pm in Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, close to the junction with Hagley Road West, Quinton.

The 43 year old local man was struck by a car and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A female driver who was involved in the collision stopped nearby and is assisting West Midlands Police collision investigators with their enquiries.

Wolverhampton Road was closed for several hours as a crash reconstruction team worked at the scene.

DC Jamie Simon from West Midlands Police’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “It’s an extremely sad start to the New Year: a man has lost his life on what should have been joyful occasion.

“The junction where the collision occurred is very busy, probably more so last night with people heading out for New Year, and I have no doubt several people will have seen what happened or witnessed the build-up to the incident. I would urge them to get in touch and let us know what they saw as their information could be very important.”

If you were a witness to the collision or events leading up to it, or if you have any information at all, please call the Collision Investigation Unit on the police 101 number or email DC Simon directly on j.simon@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the man at this extremely difficult time. RIP

Cover image by West Midlands Ambulance Service

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