Updated 1500 5/12/17

A man, in his 70s, has sadly died following a collision in Hopwood this morning (Tuesday 5th December).

The man – a pedestrian – was in collision with a Jaguar X-Type at around 6am on the A441 Birmingham Road close to the Hopwood House pub.

An off-duty nurse was the first on scene and begin immediate CPR. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor aldo attended but unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a man in cardiac arrest having suffered serious injuries in the collision.

“CPR was already being performed by an off-duty nurse. Ambulance staff took over and administered advanced life support.

“However, unfortunately it became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Police confirm that the man’s next of kin have been informed.

Investigation

West Mercia police are investigating the collision are keen to speak to witnesses who saw the accident or the car or man before the accident happened.

PC Owen Atwell said: “Investigating officers are trying to establish the circumstances leading up to the incident, and are therefore appealing for anyone who may have been within the area and seen the vehicle or pedestrian prior to the incident, to come forward

“The man was wearing blue jeans with a dark blue fleece and a black beanie hat and was carrying a white Tesco, ‘bag for life style’ carrier bag.”

The road remained closed for several hours while collision investigators examined the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident 64S of 5 December.

RIP to the man who has sadly lost his life and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this awful time. 

Cover image by West Midlands Ambulance Service

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