Police have launched an appeal for witnesses following a serious collision in the West Midlands which resulted in the death of an elderly man and his wife hospitalised.

The 64-year-old man, described by his family as “kind and selfless”, tragically died after being hit by a car in the collision, which happened at around 8.30pm on 26 January on Tipton Road, Sedgley.

The victim’s wife, aged 61, was also struck by the car and was transferred to hospital for treatment for “signgicant injuries”.

Police have recovered a green Subaru Impreza which is thought to be the car involved in the horrific collision. Officers are now on a hunt to track down the occupants of the vehicle.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I believe there were a number of people in the car at the time and I would specifically ask for any information about their identity.

“I would also appeal directly to the people in the car. Now is the time to do the right thing and come forward.

“This family deserve answers. They have suffered an immense personal loss and whilst the woman is making a steady recovery the psychological effect felt by all involved cannot be underestimated.”

A 33-year-old male suspect has been arrested and released on bail, say police.

The grief-stricken family of the elderly man who lost his life in the fatal collision have paid tribute to the “much-loved husband, father and son-in-law”.

They added: “He was a highly skilled, knowledgeable and selfless family man; he was kind and would do anything for anybody.

“He will be greatly missed by his family and the whole community.

“His wife suffered significant injuries, she is in hospital receiving treatment and is making a slow but steady recovery.

“The family would like to thank passers-by who stopped to assist and thank them for their kindness and quick actions immediately following the fatal incident.

“We request if anyone has any information, please come forward to help the police with their investigation.”

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