A young woman has sadly died as a result of a road traffic accident in Bartley Green in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 26th November).
The collision happened at around 3am in Adams Hill, close to the junction with Genners Lane and Jiggins Lane. A car collided with a parked van and street furniture after failing to stop for police moments before the accident.
The woman, thought to be around 20 years old, was a passenger in the rear seat of the car and, despite receiving immediate CPR from a police officer, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The car driver, 21, has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving. Both he and another male front seat passenger were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Adams Hill remains closed while emergency services and collision reconstruction experts establish the circumstances of the collision and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as is normal procedure.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101
Our thoughts go out to the young woman’s family and friends at this awful time x