Salamander Street and Elbe Street have been temporarily cordoned off by police after a fatal road crash at approximately 1840 this evening.

Local residents from Salamander Court tried to free the unconscious driver before emergency services arrived. Paramedics then attempted to resuscitate the man at the scene but were unable to do so.

There does not appear to have been another vehicle involved as the car mounted the pavement at speed, taking down a lamppost before smashing into the wall of a block of flats at Salamander Court.  There were no other casualties.

Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact the local police with details.