Tragedy as Lorry Driver dies on A5

Sunday, 14th June 2015

TRAGEDY has struck again on the A5 in Tamworth this evening after a Lorry Driver has died behind the wheel.

The incident occurred on the Eastbound carriage way of the A5 between Pennine Way and Marlborough Way, half a mile before the J1o roundabout.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received to reports of an HGV which had left the carriageway and collided with trees on, shortly before 5.00pm today (Sunday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found a HGV which had collided with trees at the side of the road. The lorry driver was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by bystanders.

“Ambulance crews took over resuscitation attempts administering advanced life support. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.”

Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group Collision Investigation Unit were on scene following the incident to commence an investigation and the road remained closed for a number of hours.

The news of yet another death on the roads in Staffordshire comes just two days after the death of a woman on the A515 near Burton-on-Trent.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of all involved.