Pedestrian dies following collision at Hilton near Bridgnorth

Article updated with details from West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a collision involving a car at Hilton near Bridgnorth last night.

Emergency services at the scene of the collision. Photo: @OPUShropshire
Emergency services at the scene of the collision. Photo: @OPUShropshire

The collision on the B4176 happened at around 7.30pm on Thursday evening.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The pedestrian, a man, was being given CPR by bystanders on scene when ambulance staff arrived. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased on scene.”

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene. An off-duty paramedic officer came across the incident and stopped to assist.

Witness Appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision near to Rudge Heath, Bridgnorth.

The car that collided with the pedestrian was a grey X Type Jaguar. The pedestrian, a man in his 70s, died at the scene. Police say his next of kin have been informed.

PC Tom Symonds from West Mercia Police said: “While investigations are ongoing, we are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incident and may have dash cam footage to please come forward.

“Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family at this difficult time.”

Any witnesses are asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 0676S of 51119.

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