Jake Waldron, 25, sadly died at the scene
Jake Waldron, 25, sadly died at the scene

Updated 5.40pm 12/4/16

A man who sadly died as a result of a motorbike accident in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 12th April), has been named by West Midlands Police.

The crash, in Weoley Avenue, Selly Oak, happened at around 1.40am.

The man has been named as 25 year old Jake Waldron, from South Birmingham.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An ambulance was on scene within five minutes of the first call.

“Sadly, despite all of the efforts of members of the public and ambulance staff, it was not possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Jake’s are being supported by officers from the West Midlands Police’s Family Liaison Unit and have asked for privacy.

His family said that Jake (also known by the surname Osgood) was a “Beloved son, brother, grandson and partner, we are all heartbroken and we miss you so much.”

Collision investigators are now appealing for witnesses so that they can establish how the crash happened. The road remained closed for several hours while emergency services were at the scene.

Sergeant Steve Newbury, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A young man has lost his life tragically and I would like to hear from anyone who has information to help our investigation.

“Our thoughts remain with Jake’s family at this difficult time.”

A 22-year-old man from Frankley has been arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft in connection with the crash and has been released on police bail.

Our thoughts are with the Jake’s family and friends.

Anyone who witnessed the accident should call West Midlands Police on 101

Image West Midlands Ambulance Service 


  1. Very sad news…another young life taken so early…and as for the lowlife who stole the moterbike..that could be you one day…
    Rip to the young man who died….


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