Handsworth Crash Update: Two Girls Dead

22 June 2015, 08:27

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West Midlands Police has told Capital that two children injured in a crash in Handsworth have died.

The six and seven year-old suffered serious head injuries - two other children were also hit by a car yesterday afternoon.

Their mother is in a critical condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A 34-year-old man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving is still being questioned by police

The incident occurred near the junction of Grove Lane and Antrobus Road at around 12pm midday yesterday. (Sunday)

Five ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene. Trauma medics in a rapid response vehicle also attended from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had been in collision with a group of pedestrians.

“Five pedestrians were injured in the collision; a girl believed to be seven years old suffered serious head injuries and went into cardiac arrest at the scene. Advanced life support was carried out by medics. This continued as she was transferred by ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“A boy, believed to be four years old, suffered serious head injuries and was resuscitated by medics at the scene after he stopped breathing for a short time. The boy was transferred by ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“A woman in her 30’s suffered serious head and pelvic injuries in the crash. She received emergency treatment at the scene from medics and was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment

“A girl, believed to be 12 years old, suffered serious head injuries and also back injuries. She also received emergency treatment at the scene by medics to stabilise her condition.

“A boy, believed to be 14 years old, also suffered a head injury. Following treatment from medics, both older children were also transferred by ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The hospitals had been pre alerted to the five patient’s serious injuries and trauma teams were on standby awaiting their arrival. Unfortunately the patient’s injuries are considered life threatening.

West Midlands Police this morning (Monday) confirmed to Capital a 34-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following the accident - and all victims are understood to be related.

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