Man sadly dies following a non-stop collision on Lawley Middleway

A man, who was critically injured in a non-stop collision in the early hours of Sunday (25/09), has sadly died.

Emergency services were called to Lawley Middleway between Ashted Circus and Curzon Circle, around 2.30AM, to reports a collision involving two cars and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man, who was walking on crutches before he was struck, was taken to hospital but he sadly died. Police investigating the collision have not been able to identify the man and are appealing for anyone who may know who he is to come forward with information. A post mortem will be carried out in due course.

The driver of a silver Vauxhall Vectra, a man, aged 29, fled the scene but he has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop. He was subsequently bailed pending further enquiries.

The driver of a Fiat Panda, a man, aged 79, was arrested for drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He was also bailed as enquiries continue.

Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Sadly, the man died as a result of his significant injuries, our enquiries continue but it is vital that we find out who he is.

“At this stage, we are not able to let his family or next of kin know what has happened.

“The man is described as white, possibly Eastern European, with dark hair, a moustache and a goatee beard. He was wearing Nike trainers, Adidas bottoms and a Next jacket.

“He walked with crutches which were possibly used as a result of a previous leg operation which doctors believe was not performed in the UK.

“I would ask anyone who thinks they know who he might be to get in touch so that we can contact his family.

“We are asking anyone who saw what happened and hasn’t spoken to a police officer to come forward urgently.”

Please call WMP on 101 if you have ANY information.

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