Police have confirmed today that a young woman has sadly died in hospital as a result of a collision in Longbridge on Thursday (10th March).
Amy McKenzie, 18 and from Druids Heath, was a passenger in a car which collided with a van in Groveley Lane at around 6am on Thursday morning.
Fire crews freed Amy, and the male driver of the car, and she received emergency treatment from an specialist paramedic trauma team and a doctor before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Amy was in critical condition but, despite the best efforts of medical staff, she passed away on Friday afternoon.
The car driver has since been discharged from hospital and the van driver was shaken but unhurt.
Police have asked anyone with any information on the collision, between a black Vauxhall Corsa and a white Vauxhall Vivaro van, to contact their collision investigation unit by calling 101.
The teenager’s family have today paid tribute to her, they said: “Amy was full of life. She was a happy, bubbly girl who always lived life to the fullest and always had a smile on her face.
“She was loved by everyone and all of her family are broken hearted – she was taken so young.”
The fundraising page has been set up by family and friends, for anyone who wishes to donate towards funeral costs for Amy.
Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit, urged anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.
He said: “This is a tragic and devastating time for the family and officers from our dedicated family liaison officers continue to support them.
“Our investigation team is continuing to piece together exactly what happened and what led to the collision. I would appeal to anyone who saw anything and has not yet spoken to us to get in touch by calling the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.”
The thoughts of all at B31 voices are with Amy’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time. RIP Amy x