Man dies after car ends up in the River Avon after crash on Pershore's Eckington Bridge - The Evesham Observer

Man dies after car ends up in the River Avon after crash on Pershore's Eckington Bridge

Evesham Editorial 26th Aug, 2022 Updated: 26th Aug, 2022   0

A MAN has died after a two-car crash in Pershore this morning which saw one of the vehicles end up in the River Avon.

The incident, which involved a 33-year-old from Worcester, happened near the Eckington Bridge around 4am.

A silver BMW and a red Vauxhall Astra collided on the bridge and the BMW fell into the River Avon.

The man in the submerged car was rescued by firefighters but was in a critical condition.

West Midlands Ambulance Service had sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers, our Hazardous Area Response Team and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene and immediately administered advanced life support.

But, despite the best efforts of crews, it became clear nothing could be done to save the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next-of-kin have been informed and specially-trained officers are offering his family our full support.

Another man, a 38-year-old, climbed out of the water and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drug driving.

The driver of the second car, another man, was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Hereford County Hospital.

He and another man, who was travelling in the Astra, suffered minor injuries.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101.



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