2 women arrested after man dies in a collision in Bournville and a suspect flees the scene

A man, aged in his 20s, died in hospital after suffering serious injuries in the collision on Linden Road in Birmingham on Sunday night (October 2)

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West Midlands Police have arrested two women and are appealing for information for a man who they say fled the scene following a fatal collision in Bournville, Birmingham.

The man who died was aged in his 20s and it is understood that he suffered serious injuries after a red Ford Focus hit a  tree on Linden Road near to the junction with Beaumont Road shortly before 11pm.

He died after being taken to hospital.

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Witnesses at the scene reported another man, believed to be the driver, was picked up in a blue Vauxhall Astra and fled the scene. Police are now urgently appealing to this man to hand himself in.

Beaumont Road and Linden Road junction in BournvilleBeaumont Road and Linden Road junction in Bournville
Beaumont Road and Linden Road junction in Bournville

They have already arrested two women, aged 20 and 21, in connection with the investigation and are the pair are currently in custody.

Inspector Stephen Radford, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Our thoughts remain with the family of this man who are still coming to terms with what has happened. We have specialist family liaison officers supporting them at this very sad time.

"I want to appeal directly to the driver, who fled the scene leaving this man for dead. I urge you to come forward and speak to us and help us understand exactly what happened leading to this tragic incident.

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"I want to thank all of the witnesses who have provided a statement, and ask anyone else with dashcam footage or any witnesses to contact us."

Please email [email protected], message Live Chat at West Midlands Police between 8am and midnight, or call 101. Quote log number 3693 of 2 October.

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