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Pedestrian injured in Birmingham hit-and-run dies 

Police have launched a fresh plea for information after a pedestrian injured in a hit-and-run collision in Birmingham has died.

Trevor ‘Gordon’ Caldicott was struck by a blue VW Passat in Washwood Heath Road, Ward End just before 9.20pm on Saturday (20 April).

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The 81-year-old from Hodge Hill was taken to hospital with head injuries, but sadly passed away on Tuesday after his condition deteriorated.

In a statement his family said: “Tragically, Gordon died as a result of the massive brain injuries he had sustained. We as a family are absolutely devastated at what has happened. We are now having to grieve over the tragic death of Gordon who was a truly wonderful father and grandfather and was so full of life. 

“We cannot come to terms with what has taken place and are in a state of shock. 

“We are desperately appealing to the driver of the VW Passat to do the right thing and come forward. We also ask that if anyone knows any information that would assist, then to please get in touch with the police as soon as possible.

“We would appreciate privacy and space to grieve our loss at this most horrendous time."

Officers are still appealing for anyone who saw the Passat in the lead up to the collision to come forward.

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Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Gordon has sadly died and we are determined to establish exactly what happened in the lead up to the collision.

“We still need to speak to the driver of the car and I’d urge them to think about the consequences of this collision. His family have released the graphic image of Gordon in hospital so you fully understand what they are going through. 

“Do the right thing, come and speak to us and give your version of events.

"Likewise I would appeal to any other occupants within the car to come forward and tell us exactly what happened and who was driving the car."

Enquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers UK can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2664 of 20 April.

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