Man arrested after minibus passenger dies following crash on A44 Worcester Road in Pinvin

A police investigation is under way after a crash between a minibus and a HGV near Pershore which left one person dead and three others in hospital. Ambulance crews were called on Sunday night (September 6) to the A44 Worcester Road in Pinvin to attend reports of a two-vehicle collision. Police officers and fire crews also attended shortly before 10pm and confirmed a passenger in the minibus had tragically died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was treated at the scene before he was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. He has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Two others, including the driver of the HGV, were also taken to hospital for further checks. West Mercia Police is now appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information to come forward.

A police spokesperson said:”A blue Mercedes Sprinter minibus with three occupants was travelling west on the A44 about half a mile west of the crossroads and has collided with an arctic lorry travelling east. “There was significant damage to both vehicles and sadly one of the occupants of the mini bus, a man in his 20s was killed in the collision and our thoughts are with his family and this very difficult time. “The driver of the mini bus, a man in his 30s, is in hospital with serious injuries and has been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving.

“An investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances of the collision. “If you have any information or have dashcam footage that could help with our enquiries, please call us on 101 and quote incident number 678i of 6 September 2020.” A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman added: “Sadly, a passenger in the van was confirmed deceased on scene.

“The driver of the van, a man, suffered injuries which required treatment on scene before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“A second passenger, a woman, had no apparent injuries but was also taken to the same hospital as a precaution.

“The driver of the HGV, a man, was assessed by ambulance staff and taken to hospital for further checks.”

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