Man dead and woman in critical condition after collision on A50
15 April 2018 Local News
Staffordshire Police had to close both sides of the A50 this morning (15 April) after a man has passed away following a road traffic collision.
The man’s vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle on the eastbound carriageway at around 6:15am this morning between the Baths Road and Trentham Road junctions.
A woman was also travelling with the man who passed away; she is currently in hospital in a critical condition. Fortunately the occupants of the second vehicle only received minor injuries and have been taken to hospital as a precaution.
The Collision Investigation Unit are at the scene and we would ask for any member of the public with information about the incident to call 101 quoting incident number 177 of 15 April. Teams will work as swiftly as possible to keep disruption to a minimum.
The vehicle involved in the collision was being pursued by police officers for failing to stop prior to the incident occurring. Due to Staffordshire Police’s involvement before the collision, they have voluntarily referred themselves to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.