Birmingham hit-and-run: Girl dies after being hit by car on zebra crossing

A young girl has died after she was hit by a car on a zebra crossing in Birmingham, police have said.

The child was rushed to hospital but died of her injuries.

She was with her family at the time of the collision on Reddings Lane in the Yardley area of the city, just before 2.40pm on Thursday.

Police said the driver of the silver Ford Galaxy failed to stop at the crossing.

A 24-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Jess Phillips, MP for Yardley, tweeted: “Terribly sad news in our community today. Love to all those who are hurting and those who tried to help.”

Acting Inspector Paul Hughes, of the serious collision investigation unit at West Midlands Police, said: “The tragic death of such a young child is deeply saddening. Our thoughts are with the girl’s family at this incredibly distressing time.

“Our priority is supporting her family and ensuring that a thorough investigation is carried out. We understand the shock and worry this may have caused the community and ask people not to speculate on the circumstances.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone who was on Reddings Lane or the immediate vicinity and may have witnessed the collision or heard anything that may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with any information can email [email protected] or call 101 quoting the log number 2641 of 11 November.

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