Girl dies after falling from bridge onto oncoming visitors on A50

TRAFFIC is building on the A50 after a woman died after falling off a bridge onto oncoming traffic on a busy dual-carriageway tonight.

Emergency services were scrambled to the A50 near Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, tonight after reportsthat the woman had hit a car.

Part of the dual-carriageway remains closed.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses following the death of a woman in an incident on the A50 near to Meir, Stoke-on-Trent.

“Police were called to reports that a woman had fallen from a bridge over the A50 and had been hit by a car.

“Officers attended and sadly the woman was confirmed deceased at the scene.

“Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting incident 656 of March 11.”

Traffic is heavy between Stoke-on-Trent and Uttoxeter to the east.

A Highways England spokesman said: “The A50 is closed in both directions between the A520 and the A521 eastbound and the B5029 and the A520 westbound near Blythe Marsh due to a Police led incident.

“Road users in the area are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to consider alternative routes if possible.”

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