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[08 MAY 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Elderly Man Dies After Car Crash

A 65 year old man has died following a car accident ten days ago.

The crash occurred on Broad Lane in Coventry at about 8pm on Friday 27 April when John Vertigan was driving a Vauxhall Astra and was in collision with a 24 year old man driving a Volkswagen Polo.

The driver of the Polo provided a positive breath test and was arrested at the scene.

John Vertigan was taken to Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital in a critical condition and died yesterday.

It appears that the Volkswagen Polo was travelling along Broad Lane when it was in collision with the Astra as it attempted to turn.

Police are interested to talk to anyone who witnessed the accident - they should call traffic officers on 024 7653 9010.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 8 May 01
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