Updated Friday 9th September 1.15pm
West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses after a 25 year old motorcyclist was sadly killed in a crash in Selly Oak this afternoon (Thursday 9th September).
Emergency services were called to Pershore Road close to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (Nature Centre) at around 2.45pm after a collision involving a motorbike, a BMW X5 and a double decker bus.
The man, who has not yet been officially named but is believed to be from the Kings Norton area, was initially treated at the scene by a passing senior paramedic officer, with assistance from an off-duty police officer. Paramedics and a medical trauma team quickly arrived to provide care, but despite best efforts by all, nothing could be done to save the young man.
A 45 year old man, the driver of the BMW, was arrested later at his home. He has not presently been charged but has released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene, but we would still like to hear from anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to an officer.
“This is a devastating tragedy for the man’s family and his friends and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”
Pershore Road remained closed in both directions for several hours following the accident.
Anyone who witnessed the accident and who has not yet done so, or who has any other information, can contact the Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101 and quoting reference number 1316 08/09.
Alternatively, people pass on information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Our thoughts go out to the young man’s family and friends at this awful time. x