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Pedestrian injured in Wednesbury collision dies

A man who was hit by a car in Wednesbury on Sunday (23 February), has sadly died.
Robert Cartwright was seriously injured following a collision on Crankhall Lane at around 6.15pm. The 77-year-old was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but passed away on Monday (24 February).
The driver of the blue Ford Focus remained at the scene and is helping us with our enquiries.

Robert Cartridge
Robert Cartwright, aged 77 

Today (Thursday 27 February), Mr Cartwright’s family have released a picture and tribute to him: “Robert, also affectionately known by close friends and family as “Bing” will be sorely missed. 
“He was a special husband, father, granddad, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many people within the community and leaves a huge void in all our lives. 
“We urge witnesses to come forward with any information surrounding the incident, however small they feel. 
“We feel our Dad deserves this and will help us all to understand, make sense of the circumstances and allow some closure of this tragic accelerated loss of such a loved man.”
Officers from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit are keen to hear from anyone with dash cam footage, or who was in the area at the time and not yet spoken to us.
Sergeant Alan Hands said: "We believe there are a number of potential witnesses who are yet to provide an account of what they saw.
"I would urge them to help us establish what happened by coming forward."
Information can be given by contacting, via Live Chat at or by calling 101. Quote log 1950 of 23 February.

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