A 45-year-old pedestrian has died after being hit by a car which drove through a red light
The 45-year-old victim was struck by a dark-coloured Ford Mondeo in Birmingham shortly after officers abandoned a pursuit of the vehicle.
The driver of the car is being urged to give himself up following the collision on Belgrave Middleway shortly after 11.40pm yesterday.
West Midlands Police have confirmed that the Mondeo was followed from Short Heath Road in Erdington, around seven miles away from the scene of the collision.
The force said in a statement: “The pursuit was started by response officers but was then continued by specialist traffic officers.
“It was abandoned when the car went through a red light shortly before the collision occurred.
The dark-coloured Ford Mondeo had been followed from Shorth Heath Road in Erdington
“Paramedics were called to assist but tragically nothing could be done to save the 45-year-old pedestrian and he died at the scene. Specialist officers are supporting his family.”
Tragically nothing could be done to save the 45-year-old pedestrian
West Midlands Police
Belgrave Middleway has been closed in both directions between Bristol Road and Haden Circus while emergency services and collision reconstruction experts establish the circumstances of the incident.
West Midlands Police said paramedics were called to assist but that the man died at the scene
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Motorists are being asked to avoid the area until the road is reopened.
West Midlands Police's professional standards department has informed the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), as is normal procedure after a collision where a police vehicle is involved.
Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to call the collision investigation unit on 101.