Man dead and another seriously injured after crash near Leamington

Chichester Police confirmed a person had been taken to hospital following a collision in Midhurst today (October 27)
Chichester Police confirmed a person had been taken to hospital following a collision in Midhurst today (October 27)

A 28-year-old man has died and a 24-year-old man has been seriously injured in a crash at Newbold Pacey near Leamington.

The incident happened in Newbold Road at about 10.30pm yesterday (Sunday October 21).

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had collided with a tree.

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

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate the front seat driver who had suffered potentially serious injuries.

“He was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire; the doctor and critical care paramedic travelled with the ambulance.

Warwickshire Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident and are asking if anybody saw the silver Ford Focus, which the deceased was driving, in the moments leading up to the crash to call 101 quoting incident 415 of 21 October 2018.

A crowd funding page has been set up where people can make donations towards flowers for the family's of the victims and funds for the ambulance service.