man has died and another was seriously injured following
a collision on the A40 near to Whitchurch on Saturday evening,
collision happened on the Ross-on-Wye bound side of the
dual carriageway at around 5.25 PM and involved a silver
Lotus Elise sports car which left the carriageway after
failing to negotiate a left hand turn. The car rolled through
a hedge and fence on the nearside and came to rest on its
three emergency services attended the accident and several
motorists also stopped in the immediate aftermath to give
assistance to the two male occupants of the Lotus.
of the men sustained multiple injuries and was pronounced
dead at the scene. He was later identified as James Forsyth,
age 51, from Whitchurch, Herefordshire. A post mortem is
due to take place tomorrow and it is expected that an inquest
into Mr Forsyth’s death will be formally opened and adjourned
the same day.
second man from the Lotus, who is from the Ross-on-Wye area,
was taken to hospital where he remains in intensive care
with serious injuries.
had to close the A40 for around four hours while investigators
began their investigation of the collision scene and the
vehicle was removed.
officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision
or saw the silver Lotus as it travelled along the A40 that
evening. They are asked to contact PC Chris Fry at the Hereford
Roads Policing Unit on 08457 444888.