imagePolice 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.”

Tributes to Amy have been posted since Friday on B31 Voices Facebook page and website, and on a fundraising page set up by friends and family members.

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 

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  1. Didn’t know amy but rest easy your so pretty and was too young god has now gained another angel ? heart goes out to her family and friends ?❤?

  2. I live close to Grovely Lane and will say a little prayer for Amy when I go past. Have a daughter who is nearly 18, can’t imagine how family and friends must be feeling. God bless you Amy xxxx

  3. i also live round the corner from the accident and i cant even begin to imsgine how Amy’s family are feeling. So saddened that a young life has been taken. RIP Amy and all my thoughts go to family,friends of Amy.

  4. Really sad.a young life ended so early.
    Life is a precious gift that can end at any moment.i don’t know this young girl or the family,but you all have my heartfelt condolences at this very sad time.
    So sorry and upset to read about this.
    May she rest in eternal peace.