Two teenagers arrested as 7-year-old girl seriously hurt in Birmingham car crash
Police have arrested two 17-year-olds following a serious car crash in Birmingham last night that left a child seriously ill in hospital.
The three-car collision happened in Pershore Road, at the junction with Bewdley Road, at 9.15pm.
One of the vehicles, a silver Renault Scenic, was driven off but found minutes later abandoned in Milner Road.
A seven-year-old girl travelling in a Toyota Yaris suffered skull fractures and facial injuries and remains in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
A woman and two other children in the Yaris were not seriously injured while two women in a VW Polo suffered minor whiplash injuries.
West Midlands Police officers patrolling the city centre at 10.30pm arrested two teenagers following a foot-chase in connection with the collision.
A male youth aged 17, from Smethwick, and a girl aged 17 from Selly Oak were both arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. They remain in custody.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the WMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We’re appealing for witnesses who’ve not yet spoken to us to get in touch.’
“In particular if you saw the collision, the silver Renault Scenic driving off or people running from the car in Milner Road then please contact us.’
“A young girl has been left with very serious injuries and whilst the arrests are a significant development step forward we still need your help to piece the facts together.”