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Two people dead and third seriously injured after being struck by car which then hit house

Two people have died in Coventry after being hit by a car which later crashed into a house this morning (3 September).

A pedestrian died after they were struck by a car in Gosford Street in the city centre at around 8am, and a cyclist died after they were struck by a car on Woodway Lane in Walsgrave.

The pair were rushed to hospital where they later died. Another person was seriously injured after being hit by the vehicle.

A 33-year-old man, was detained by police officers at about 9am, and is currently being questioned by officers in connection with the collisions.

In a statement, West Midlands 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 surrounding roads will be closed as officers investigate the circumstances surrounding the collisions.

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.”

If you have information call police on 101 and quote reference number 854 3/9/23.

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