Man who was riding a mobility scooter sadly dies following a collision in Smethwick

Sergeant Alan Wood, from the West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit, appealing for witnesses after a man on a mobility scooter died following a collision with a car in Smethwick on Wednesday (02/11).

Officers were called to Oldbury Road, at around 9.10AM, to reports an elderly man had been seriously injured in a collision with a black VW Golf.

A man, aged 68, from the area, was taken to hospital but sadly passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning (03/11).

Sergeant Wood, said: “The investigation is in its early stages and enquiries are continuing.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened or has any information that could help with the investigation to contact us.

“In particular I would appeal to any drivers or pedestrians who were in the traffic near to the collision.

“The family of the man who died are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.”

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt Wood at the collision investigation unit on 101.

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