Witness appeal after woman dies in collision near The Belfry

Thursday, 3rd September 2015

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A446, Wishaw, Close the the Belfry yesterday (Wednesday 2nd September) at around 4:15pm.

A white Mercedes lorry travelling in the direction of Bassetts Pole Island collided with a Ford Mondeo at the junction of Grove Lane on the A446.

The passenger of the Ford, an elderly man, was taken to University Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital with serious injuries. The female, despite the efforts of all those involved, was confirmed dead at the scene

The male driver of the lorry received slight injuries.

A paramedic area support officer, two ambulance crews and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire attended. There were three passers-by all withmedical backgrounds who stopped to help.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman was removed from the damaged car but despite the efforts of all those involved, she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man in his eighties who was a front seat passenger in the car had a chest injury, suspected fractured ribs and sternum and back pain. He was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher, headblocks and straps and was given pain relief and anti-sickness drugs before being flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or the circumstances leading up to it, is urged to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 193 of 2nd September 2015.