Details of Incident
Two people have died as we continue to investigate a series of collisions that happened in Coventry earlier today (3 September).
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.
Gosford Street, Woodway Lane and surrounding roads will be closed as we investigate the circumstances surrounding the collisions.
Superintendent Ronan Tyrer, Coventry LPA 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."
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