Woman Dies After Being Trapped Under Van In Telford

A woman's died after being trapped under a van in Telford.

The woman, who was in her 70s, died at the scene at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford, Shropshire, despite the efforts of medics.

The male driver of the blue Volkswagen van was uninjured but needed treatment for shock after the incident at about 10.35am on Tuesday.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived at the scene to find a woman underneath the van following the collision.

"She was quickly assessed and found to be in cardiac arrest.

"Ambulance staff began CPR and administered advanced life support but unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

In a statement West Mercia Police said: "The collision happened at about 10.35am at the Wrekin Retail Park, Arleston and involved a pedestrian and a blue VW van.

"The pedestrian, a woman in her seventies, died at the scene.

"The driver of the van was not physically injured, but was treated for shock by ambulance staff.

"Officers investigating the collision would to hear from anyone who witnessed it or has any information which would help with their enquiries."

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