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Pedestrian dies six weeks after Tipton collision

Collision investigators have launched a fresh plea for information after a pedestrian died from injuries suffered six weeks ago when he was struck by a motorbike.

Lee Flukes was crossing Horseley Heath Road, Tipton, at approximately 9:30pm on Thursday 26 September when he was hit by the bike.

The 40-year-old local man suffered serious injuries and sadly passed away in hospital during the early hours of Saturday 9 November. 

Lee Flukes
Lee Flukes, aged 40 

His partner, a 39-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries to her legs and the 28-year-old motorcyclist sustained a fractured shoulder. They both received hospital treatment and have since been discharged.

Lee’s family paid tribute to their much loved family member: “We are truly devastated to have lost Lee who was a much loved husband, dad, son, brother, son-in-law and uncle. We respectfully request that we are given privacy to grieve at what is an extremely difficult time for the family.”

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Our thoughts are with Lee’s family at this terrible time and officers from our family liaison team will continue supporting those closest to him as they grieve.

“I am continuing to ask for anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t already spoken to us, or has dash cam or CCTV which will assist our enquiries, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

Contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on email at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or Live Chat us via www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight. Quote log number 2775 of 26 September. 

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