Woman dies after being hit by debris in Storm Doris

Woman dies after being hit by debris in Storm Doris

A woman has died in an incident relating to Storm Doris (Stock image)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A woman has died in Wolverhampton after being hit by debris caused by Storm Doris.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said she was confirmed dead at the scene outside Starbucks after suffering "very serious head injuries" today (February 23).

WMAS added that they were called to the scene at 11.43am. 

"On arrival, crews found a woman who had suffered very serious head injuries.

"Sadly, it quickly became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said officers are "currently still in attendance" at the scene in Wolverhampton, along with the ambulance and fire services.

Storm Doris is battering large parts of the country and the woman's death comes as gusts of almost 95mph have been recorded.

The storm has also now been branded a "weather bomb" by the Met Office. 

Amber warnings predicting strong winds and heavy rain are in place for North Wales, the Midlands, the East and the North West. They have also been extended to include the London area.