Elderly pedestrian dies after being hit by HGV in Cotteridge

A 79-year-old pedestrian has died after she was hit by a heavy goods vehicle in Birmingham. The woman was struck near a Kwik Fit garage on Pershore Road, Cotteridge, at about 18:50 BST on Wednesday. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

But she died a few hours later, West Midlands Police said.

The HGV driver stopped at the scene and was assisting police with their inquiries, the force said.

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