A man has been arrested following the death of a woman on the A38 near Burton last night, Thursday, July 6.
The woman died after colliding with a vehicle on the dual carriageway between Branston and Clay Mills. She was airlifted to the University Hospital in Coventry.
Paramedics called to the scene gave the badly injured woman CPR as she was suffering cardiac arrest. They managed to restart her heart but she later died in hospital.
Staffordshire Police today confirmed that a 39-year-old man, from Hull, is currently in custody in connection with the incident.
West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene last night, which saw both sides of the road closed. A spokesman said that best efforts were made to treat the woman, who was seriously injured following the incident, by paramedics.
He said: “On arrival crews discovered a woman who was in cardiac arrest following the collision having suffered serious injuries in the incident.
“Ambulance staff began CPR and administered advanced life support and successfully managed to restart the woman’s heart at the scene. Emergency medical treatment continued as the woman was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“However, despite the best efforts of everyone concerned, sadly it became apparent at hospital that the woman could not be saved and she was confirmed deceased.”
The dual carriageway was closed in both directions at around 8.30pm. The road remained closed for most of last night but this morning the northbound carriageway has been partially reopened, with one lane remaining closed.
Investigations are still ongoing and police are calling for any witnesses to get in touch on 101, quoting incident 801 of July 6.