Tragedy as woman dies after being hit by Mercedes van on retail park

A general view of Crossley Retail Park
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A woman who was hit by a van on a retail park has died, police have said. The pedestrian, who was in her 80s, was walking on the Crossley Retail Park in Kidderminster when she was allegedly struck by a Mercedes Sprinter delivery van.

The vehicle was entering the depot at around 10am on Monday, July 1. The woman was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment but died the following day.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the incident. Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

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They are especially keen to hear from anyone who has dash-cam footage of the collision. A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We are continuing to appeal for witnesses as a woman sadly passed away following a collision in Kidderminster.

"The incident happened on the Crossley Retail Park, Carpet Trades Way on Monday 1 July, at around 10am. A Mercedes Sprinter delivery van, which was entering the depot, collided with a pedestrian.

"A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. A woman, in her 80s, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Birmingham Hospital but sadly passed away the following day."

They continued: "Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has dash-cam footage of the collision. Please email sciusouth@westmercia.police.uk or call 01905 694847, quoting 107i of 01/07/2024, if you think you may be able to help with enquiries."