21st Sep, 2017

Police appeal for witnesses after elderly man dies when hit by a car

Shaun Reynolds 29th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal incident in Coventry yesterday between a car and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, an elderly man, was taken to hospital but died following the crash which happened on the Sewall Highway at the junction of Sullivan Road at around 1.30pm yesterday (April 28).

The man’s family have been informed.

The driver of the car, a 41-year-old man was spoken to at the scene by officers and is assisting the enquiry.

Sergeant Adam Green from the regional collision investigation unit said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the gentleman at this time.

“They will now be supported by specially trained Family Liaison Officers.

“Sewall Highway is a busy area and we have already spoken to witnesses.

“However, I would still urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened to get in touch.

“In particular I am keen for anyone who may have seen a silver coloured Vauxhall Zafira being driven before the collision from the direction of Hipswell Highway to get in touch.”

The collision Investigation Unit can be contacted on 101.

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