Man dies in Warwick Road collision

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A man in his 30s has died following a road traffic collision on the A439 Warwick Road involving a bus and a lorry this afternoon.

The collision occurred at around 1.45pm close to the Fisherman car park.

The lorry driver was sadly declared dead at the scene.

A man in his 50s, who was driving the bus, was transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire with a leg injury.

A spokesperson for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “On arrival crews discovered two patients, one in each vehicle.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the lorry driver and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The bus driver, a man believed to be in his 50s, was trapped as a result of the damage to his vehicle and with the help of the fire service was cut free after about 45 minutes.

“He was carefully monitored throughout by ambulance staff and treated for a leg injury before being transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.”

A road closure is currently in place and police are asking motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

If you witnessed the collision call Warwickshire Police on 101 referencing incident 179 of 17th January.