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West Midlands Police has arrested two men following a fatal road collision in Birmingham

Police tape remains at the fatal scene of a horror road crash in which a four year-old girl was killed as she walked along a pavement with two women and another child in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics were called to the scene on Upper Highgate Street, in Highgate, at 9.45pm last night (Sunday, April 14).

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Teams battled to save the child but she was confirmed dead at the scene while two women were taken to hospital with serious injuries. A second child was also assessed by ambulance crews but did not require any further treatment.

West Midlands Police said that their officers have arrested two men, aged 21 and 24, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs following the collision in which a silver Corsa hit pedestrians. 

Officers said they are treating the incident as a collision involving two cars as they believe that a grey Mercedes was in close proximity to the Corsa. The vehicles and drivers remained at the scene following the collision.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) said: "This is deeply upsetting for everyone and we'll be doing everything we can to support them and get answers to exactly what happened last night. We really need to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time and can assist our enquiries.

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"We're particularly keen to speak to anyone who has dashcam footage. These are early days in our investigation and I'd urge people not to speculate around the circumstances. We need to deal with facts so we can complete a thorough investigation, and provide the answers the girls family and friends deserve."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on their website, or by calling 101, and quote log 4120 of 14/4/24. You can also contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit directly by emailing [email protected].

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