Man dies in lorry horror crash at Erdington Six Ways

A man has died following a collision with a lorry in Erdington. The victim was on Gravelly Hill North, when he was fatally struck by the HGV, around 10.50am. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police are appealing to witnesses the tragic incident to contact them.

Police at the scene of the incident in Six Ways Erdington.

A force spokesman said: “Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and lorry in Gravelley Hill North, Erdington at just before 10:50am today (Wednesday 5 December). “The male pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was sadly confirmed dead at the scene. “A number of roads are closed at the moment while specialist investigators try to establish what has happened.”

Man dies in lorry horror crash at Erdington Six WaysPolice at the scene of the incident in Six Ways Erdington.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that an ambulance and paramedic officer responded to a serious RTC at Six Ways in Erdington shortly before 11.00am this morning.

Several bus routes have been diverted including the 11A and 11C services. A witness, Gavin Bevan, said: “My workshop is just down from the scene and we heard lots of car horns.

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“Someone then said somebody had been hit by a car outside Tesco Express. I walked up to have a look just as an ambulance pulled up.

“A few minutes later police, paramedics and fire service arrived. Erdington Six Ways is now total gridlock. “There’s a line of buses that cannot move as well as lorries.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “WMAS received a 999 call to reports of an RTC involving a lorry and a pedestrian at the junction of the A4040 Reservoir Road and the A5127 Gravelly Hill North, Erdington, at around 10.50am this morning (Wednesday). “The same time of receiving the 999 call, a passing ambulance crew came across the incident and stopped to render aid. A paramedic officer was also sent to the scene.

“The ambulance crew began a rapid assessment of the pedestrian, a man, and found he had sustained serious injuries. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.” Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes as several roads in the area remain closed to allow police to carry out an investigation.

The busy junction which has six main roads leading off it – Sutton New Road, Summer Road, High Street, Wood End Road, Reservoir Road and Gravelly Hill North – is a major bus route linking Birmingham with Erdington, Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via email at [email protected], call 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight.

Please quote log 739 of 05/12/18.

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