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Man dies after collision with Police car in Coseley

October 21, 2014, 6:44 pm

A man has died following a collision involving a police car in Coseley, this morning (21 October).

The man suffered serious injuries in the collision, which happened at 11am at the junction of Central Drive, Bridge Street and Martin Close.

Paramedics attended but sadly the man could not be saved and he died at the scene.

The police officer, who was driving a marked car, was carrying out routine enquiries and was not responding to an emergency incident. He is uninjured but shaken by the mornings events.

Inspector Paul Bennett, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit, said: “The mans family has been informed of this mornings collision and will be supported by liaison officers at this difficult time.

“We have launched a full investigation and urge any witnesses to contact us as soon as possible.”

The force Professional Standards Department has informed the IPCC, due to the involvement of a police vehicle in the collision.

Central Drive was closed between Eachus Road and Sangwin Road for around five hours whilst emergency services work at the scene and carried out urgent enquiries.

Police urge anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the collision to contact Inspector Paul Bennett at the Regional  Collision Investigation Unit by dialling 101.

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