Coventry crash: Man who 'killed pedestrian, 44, & cyclist, 47, after he ploughed into them' on busy street is sectioned | The Sun

A MAN arrested on suspicion of murder after two people were killed in a horror crash has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

The 33-year-old was held after a pedestrian, 44, and cyclist, 47 – locally named as Joel – died following a series of collisions yesterday morning in Coventry.

A third person was treated for injuries which are not life threatening.

West Midlands Police today confirmed he has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Officers were called to Gosford Street yesterday after the 44-year-old pedestrian was hit by a car.

The car then ploughed into a cyclist a 10-minute drive away on Woodway Lane.

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Both died from their injuries shortly after the horror.

Police confirmed the car then smashed into the brick wall of a house in Beckbury Road.

The force confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the collisions.

They also said the horror is not being treated as terror-related.

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Superintendent Ronan Tyrer said: "We have now informed the families of all those involved in today's tragic incidents and our thoughts remain firmly with them at this truly devastating time.

"We are still in the very early stages of our investigations and we have several scenes across Coventry which also means that some roads will be closed for a considerable time."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log number 854 3/9/23.

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