Woman critically injured in hit and run in Birmingham as car hits house

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West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses as a woman remains in hospital following a hit and run collision in Birmingham

A woman is in a critical condition following a collision in Birmingham last night (Saturday, March 16).

A Toyota Yaris failed to stop for officers on Fountain Road, Edgbaston, at 10.22pm. The Yaris continued onto Wadhurst Road before colliding with another car causing the car to hit the front of a house.

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A passenger in that vehicle sustained serious life-threatening injuries. The 53-year-old woman was taken to hospital and remains in a serious condition. The 45-year-old driver of that vehicle was also taken to hospital where she remains in a serious condition. 

The driver of the Yaris, a 21-year-old man and passenger, a 17-year-old boy, were detained by officers before being taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Sergeant Julie Lyman from Serious Collision Investigation Team, said: “This is a really busy stretch of road and we’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time. In particular if you have any dash-cam footage and were travelling along City Road at the time of the collision please get in touch.”

Fountain Road, Edgbaston, BirminghamFountain Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Fountain Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham | West Midlands Police
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Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website, by calling 101, or emailing investigators at [email protected], quoting log 4550 of 16 March.

Road safety advice from West Midlands Police

A spokesperson for the force said: “Road safety is a key issue for WMP; we know that by working together with local communities and partners we can make significant progress in creating safer roads. 

“We are actively patrolling key areas to enforce speed limits and protect our communities from the dangers of excessive speed and other road harm issues. As the summer season approaches, we are intensifying our efforts and conducting more operations across the region. We are conducting regular operations on the roads focussing on offences known as the ‘fatal four’:

  1. Speeding
  2. Drink driving
  3. Mobile phone use while driving
  4. Not wearing seatbelts

“We also target those who have inappropriate child safety measures and window tints that hinder visibility. We are urging all motorists to prioritise road safety, obey speed limits, and remain vigilant while driving. Your actions can make a significant difference in preventing accidents and protecting lives. 

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“We don’t ever want to be knocking on someone’s door to deliver the worst possible news a family could hear so please take that extra time and care when on the roads – and help save lives.

“We appreciate the support and cooperation of our communities in reporting any instances of dangerous driving. Your valuable information helps us take appropriate action and prevent potential harm.”