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Witness appeal after fatal hit and run collision

We’re appealing for witnesses to a hit and run collision in Walsall last night that left a man dead.

It’s understood the pedestrian was crossing Bescot Crescent near the train station car-park entrance just before 7pm when he was struck by a car.

The 57-year-old suffered a serious head injury and was pronounced dead in hospital shortly after. His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer.

The offending vehicle – believed to be a small car that’s white, silver or grey in colour – sped away from the crash scene and police enquiries are underway to trace the vehicle and driver.

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Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We’ve already spoken to several witnesses who’ve given us important information. But looking at CCTV it’s clear that many more people were walking near the scene at the time or drove past. It’s likely they will have seen the collision or the offending vehicle so I need them to call us.

“We also know the car headed in the direction of Broadway West and overtook other cars after the crash. If any of these drivers have dash cam of the offending vehicle we’d like them to get in touch.

“I’d also ask for people to look out for a car matching the description that has front end damage and to contact us if they see such a car.

“We’re grateful for all information passed to us so please contact us via the website or by calling 101.”

If you think you can help, please visit our website and Live Chat with one of our call handlers or ring us on 101 quoting log 2110 from 14 Jan.

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