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Elderly man killed in Pelsall road collision

17 Nov 09

An 80-year-old pedestrian has died in hospital after he was in collision with a car in Pelsall. He was confirmed dead shortly after his arrival at Walsall Manor Hospital following the accident at around 4pm on Monday…

John Challinor was knocked over by a red Honda Civic close to the Londis store at the junction of Norton Road and Highfield Road. Mr Challinor, of Wolverhampton Road, Pelsall, was a long-serving member of St Michael’s Church, Hall Lane.

A spokesman said an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene, where the crews found the pedestrian to have very serious injuries.

The spokesman added: “They assessed his condition and very quickly decided to take him to Walsall Manor Hospital where medics were on standby.

“Unfortunately, despite all of the efforts of ambulance and hospital staff, it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead shortly after arrival.”

Police are appealing to anyone who was travelling behind the red Honda Civic before the collision occurred or anyone who was parked outside the Londis store and left before police arrival.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone with information is urged to call the road policing unit at Brownhills on 0845 113 5000.

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