POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A51 Tamworth Road, near Hopwas Woods, this morning (Friday 20 January).

Two vehicles were involved in the collision, which occurred at around 8am.

Sadly the male driver of a blue Toyota Yaris was pronounced dead at the scene. Formal ID has yet to be carried out.

The man’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

The female driver of a silver Audi A4 was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service all attended then scene.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Staffordshire in a rapid response vehicle and the Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had been significantly damaged in the collision.

“The driver of the one of the cars, a man, was trapped inside his vehicle which had overturned in the incident.

“He was found to be in cardiac arrest and quickly freed from the car. Ambulance staff immediately began CPR and administered advanced life support.

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

“The driver of the second car, a woman believed to be in her 50s, managed to get herself out and was fully conscious when ambulance staff arrived.

“She was treated for a shoulder injury and taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment.”

Following the collision the road was closed from Plantation Lane whilst a detailed examination of the scene was carried out. It reopened around 1.20pm.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is now underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 99 of January 20.

Our thoughts and condolences are with all involved.

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