19th Oct, 2017

Young woman pedestrian dies in car crash in Coventry

Les Reid 18th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DRIVER was arrested after a young woman pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car in Coventry.

The collision was on a busy road near the city centre last night.

It happened at about 9.15pm at the junction of West Street and South Street near Sky Blue Way – near to student accommodation.

Two ambulances and a paramedic ambulance support officer were sent to the scene.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The 24-year-old woman died shortly afterwards in hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found a young woman who had been in collision with a car.

“Sadly, she had suffered very serious injuries.

“Ambulance crews battled to stabilise her condition before taking her on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“Tragically, it soon became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead shortly after arrival.

“The car driver was unhurt but badly shaken by what had happened.”

The woman was struck by a black Ford S-Max.

Police say inquiries are ongoing and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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