Did you witness a fatal collision near Lichfield?

October 9, 2015

DESPITE the best efforts of police, members of the public and ambulance staff, a man involved in a collision with a lorry has died.

The incident happened on the A38 between Weeford and Swinfin just before 11.00am yesterday morning (Thursday). A paramedic area support officer, an advanced paramedic, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the ambulance service arrived they found the police and members of the public administering CPR to a pedestrian who was in traumatic cardiac arrest.

“The pedestrian, a man, had reportedly been involved in a collision with a lorry. Paramedics and the doctor took over resuscitation efforts. Sadly, after more than 30 minutes of advanced life support nothing more could be done to save the man’s life and he was confirmed dead on scene.

The man has not yet been formally identified but his family have been informed and are being offered support from specially trained officers.

The northbound carriageway of the A38 remained closed until around 2pm while specially trained officers carried out a detailed investigation at the scene. The southbound carriageway was also closed for some time to allow emergency services access to the casualty.

Staffordshire Police said that they would like to thank motorists for their patience while the closures and diversions were in place.

If you witnessed the collision please contact PC Andy Hogan-Hughes at the Regional Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting incident number 211 of October 8.