Police in the West Midlands city of Coventry are investigating after two pedestrians and a cyclist were hit by a car early Monday morning, leaving two dead and one injured.
Around 8 am, West Midlands Police received reports that three people had been seriously struck by a vehicle on Gosford Street in central Coventry. A 44-year-old pedestrian was hit on Gosford Street, while the cyclist was struck on nearby Woodway Lane.
Tragically, both the 44-year-old pedestrian and the cyclist succumbed to their injuries. Another pedestrian was treated for non-life-threatening wounds.
After colliding with the victims, the suspect vehicle crashed into a house on Beckbury Road. The driver then fled the scene on foot.
Utilizing drones and police dogs, authorities conducted an intensive search of the area. At approximately 9 a.m., they located and apprehended a 33-year-old male suspect on Beckbury Road in connection with the fatal collisions.
Superintendent Ronan Tyrer of the Coventry Police called it a “truly devastating time” and said the force’s thoughts were with the families affected. He noted that the investigation is still in the very early stages, with multiple crime scenes across Coventry requiring roads to be closed for a considerable period.
Police are urging anyone with information that could assist their investigation to come forward. The circumstances surrounding the collisions are still being determined.
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