Pedestrian fatally injured on motorway

Tuesday 16th May 2017 – 5.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has suffered fatal injuries following a collision with a coach on the M5 this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the southbound carriage of the M5 between junction one and the link with the M6, shortly after 2.10pm. An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a man who had been in collision with a coach.

“Unfortunately, it very quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“There were 31 people on the coach but none of them suffered any injuries.

“They were all assessed for effects of shock and discharged at scene before being transferred on to a separate coach to continue their journey.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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