A man has died after his car was involved in a crash with a HGV in Lichfield.

The incident happened at 2.30pm today (24th February) on Cappers Lane.

Police closed the road following the incident involved a red Vauxhall Meriva and a lorry.

The air ambulance above the scene of the crash in Lichfield

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said:

“Sadly, the driver of the Vauxhall Meriva, died at the scene.

“The driver of the HGV was not injured.

“Specialist officers are supporting the man’s family.

“Witnesses who may have seen the vehicles before the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 364 of 24th February.”

Staffordshire Police spokesperson

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  1. Sad news.

    With the amount of traffic passing through that junction and with the quality of the road surface on the part of the road it’s a miracle there aren’t more serious collisions like this.

  2. Rest in peace

    I have similar sentiment to the comment above, collisions may only get worse when phase II of Liberty Park is complete.

  3. The incident was approx half way between Brittania Ind Park roundabout and the railway bridge, not at any junction, with truck going towards bridge, the final position of both damaged vehicles was “strange” Road is good there & it was dry conditions R I P

  4. Very sad news.

    That road has been an accident waiting to happen for a long time now. So many drivers regularly exceed the 30mph limit. And it’s a favourite amongst local nuisance boy racers.

  5. We don’t yet know the cause of this very sad incident but the council does need to address the problem of people queueing to use the tip. The queue on that day was back to the island and some way back down Cappers Lane. The roads round the island being narrow, the queue not only blocks the island but anyone inadvertently caught up in the queue on Cappers Lane might try to pull out to pass it or try a U-turn. Either manoeuvre involves pulling into the opposite lane. It’s no good the council just asking people to ‘stagger’ their visit to the tip when no-one knows what time other people are going. There needs to be a booking system.

  6. Any traffic calming along that route and the local tip is all run by Staffordshire County Council, not Lichfield District Council. The 2 councils are often mixed up and SCC look after all local roads,paths, tips and roadworks for this district, including permissions for Utility companies to put up road works.
    I agree that the route to the tip and the build up of traffic, especially at the Trent Valley Island is awful.

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