Appeal after pedestrian dies on A38

Tuesday, 29th December 2015

POLICE are investigating the circumstances which lead to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on the A38.

The male pedestrian was involved in a fatal collision with a car on the A38 near Burton-on-Trent at around 1.40pm yesterday, Monday 28 December 2015.

The collision happened on the southbound A38 at the junction of the A5121 at Branston, close to the Gate Inn pub, at around 1:40pm on Monday afternoon.

An ambulance arrived in 8 minutes and was backed up by a paramedic area support officer.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Unfortunately, when ambulance staff arrived it was immediately apparent that nothing could be done to save the pedestrian and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“An elderly man, who was the front seat passenger in the car involved, was treated at the scene for cuts to his hands and shock. He was subsequently taken to Burton Queens Hospital as a precaution. The driver, also a man, was uninjured.”

Specialist collision investigators have conducted a detailed forensic investigation at the scene and recovered the car involved. The two occupants of the car have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Officers are working to inform the family of the man involved and provide support during this difficult time. Any witnesses are urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 368 of 28th December.

Our thoughts are with all this involved and the mans family.