Update: Man killed in head-on collision near Claverdon

A man was killed and three others were treated for their injuries after two cars collided on a canal bridge outside Warwick on Monday.

The 36-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was travelling on the A4189 from Henley in Arden to Warwick at around 7pm when he was involved in the fatal head-on collision.

His car, a Volvo S40, hit a Mercedes C220 Estate travelling in the opposite direction towards Claverdon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A third car, a Kia Piccanto then hit the Volvo at the scene near the Crab Mill between Preston Bagot and Claverdon.

A man in his late 70s was trapped in the Mercedes following the collision on October 19, suffering shoulder injuries. Two people in their 50s who were in the Kia were also injured but did not require hospital treatment.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two cars that had both suffered very significant front end damage.

“Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the driver of one car and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man in his late 70s from the other car was trapped for a period. He had suffered possible fractures to his shoulder, wrist and ankle on the left side.

“After condition was stabilised at the scene, he was taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham by ambulance.

“There were two further patients from a third car that is believed to have struck one of the other cars already involved.

“There were a man and a woman in their 50s in the third vehicle. They were assessed, but were discharged at the scene.”

Warwickshire Police is now appealing for witnesses to help piece together events from the evening.

A police spokesperson said: “The driver of the Mercedes, a 78 year-old man, was taken to hospital with leg injuries. The occupants of the Kia were not injured.

“Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision.”

Contact police on 101.

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