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Two dead and one injured in a series of car collisions in Coventry

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Two people have died after a car hit three people in a series of crashes before smashing into a house in Coventry.

A pedestrian died after they were struck by a car in Gosford Street at around 8am, and a cyclist died after they were struck by a car on Woodway Lane, which is about a 10-minute drive away. Another pedestrian was seriously injured.

The car then hit a house on Beckbury Road.

Police drones and dog handlers were scrambled to the scene and a a 33-year-old man was detained on Beckbury Road at about 9am. He is currently being questioned by officers in connection with the collisions.

A police statement said: “We were called to Gosford Street, Coventry at around 8am to reports that three people which included two pedestrians and a cyclist had been seriously injured.

“A 44-year-old pedestrian who was struck on Gosford Street and a cyclist who was struck on Woodway Lane have sadly died of their injuries.

“Another pedestrian has been treated for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

“Officers including the drones team and dog unit were called to search for the suspect when a man made off after the car collided with a house on Beckbury Road.

“At around 9am a 33-year-old man was located on Beckbury Road, Coventry and is currently being questioned in connection with the collisions.”

Police said Gosford Street, Woodway Lane and surrounding roads will be closed as officers investigate the circumstances surrounding the crashes.

Superintendent Ronan Tyrer, from Coventry Local Policing Area, said: “We have now informed the families of all those involved in today’s tragic incidents and our thoughts remain firmly with them at this truly devastating time.

“We are still in the very early stages of our investigations and we have several scenes across Coventry which also means that some roads will be closed for a considerable time.

“We are also searching CCTV and making enquiries and would appeal to anyone who has any information that could help our investigations to contact us at their earliest opportunity.”

People can upload CCTV, video footage or to provide information that could help the police investigations at:

Information can also be given by calling 101 and quoting log number 854 3/9/23.

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