B’ham New Rd, Tipton collision fatality: Family “devastated”

The family of a man killed when a lorry hit a tree on the Birmingham New Road in Tipton have paid tribute to the loss of ‘a dear and loving husband, father and grandfather’.

Graham Shaw, 58, died at the scene.

His family have said:

“We are utterly devastated to have lost a dear and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was such a family man. We pass on our thanks to all the emergency services who helped Graham at the scene, and for the dignity and respect with which they treated him.

“We’d also like to pass our sincere thanks to the local community who also helped, including the fellow lorry driver who took the time to speak with our family.

“We ask that we are given privacy to grieve at what is an extremely difficult time for us.”



Graham Shaw, 58


Detectives at West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit continue to appeal to anyone who saw what happened to contact them.

Detective Constable Mat Leeming from the team, said:

“Our thoughts remain with Graham’s family at this devastating time, and they continue to be supported by one of our specialist officers.

“We’re still keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened on Tuesday morning and there may be motorists who’ve captured the incident on dash-cams.

I’d like them to get in touch as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so.”

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit can be contacted on email at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight. Please quote log 432 of 23 October.


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