Jogger dies in A51 collision

Friday, 13th January 2017

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A51 Tame Drive this morning, Friday 13 January.

Officers were called to the location just after 7am after a grey Audi was in collision with a man out jogging.

Despite the best efforts of bystanders and ambulance staff, the man’s life sadly couldn’t be saved and the jogger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver of the Audi was not injured.

Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Critical Care Car from The Air Ambulance Service with a doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

“When ambulance staff arrived they found a pedestrian, a man, in cardiac arrest being given CPR by passers-by.

“Ambulance staff continued advanced life support but sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.

“The driver of the car, a man, was assessed on scene but was uninjured in the collision and didn’t require hospital treatment.”

As a result of the collision a stretch of the A51 was closed from Bolebridge Island to Lichfield Street to allow a detailed examination of the scene to take place.

At this time formal identification has yet to take place.

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An investigation is now underway to understand the circumstances of the collision.

Witnesses are asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 101 of January 13.

Tamworth Informed would like to pass on their condolences to the man’s family.