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Appeal after child dies in West Bromwich crash


Police are appealing for information after a child died in a West Bromwich crash yesterday evening (7 August).

Officers were alerted by the ambulance service following reports of a Land Rover in collision with two pedestrians on Lyng Lane at around 5.15pm.

The road was closed whilst emergency services dealt with the collision, a woman in her 30s and a six-year-old girl were treated by paramedics at the scene.

The child and mother were taken to hospital and despite the best efforts of medical staff the child later died from her injuries.

The driver of the Land Rover was interviewed at the scene and is assisting police with their investigation.

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit are now appealing for witnesses to contact them with information.

Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision."

"This is a tragic event and we are currently following up a number of enquiries. It is important that we piece together the events leading up to the collision and I would appeal directly to anyone with any information, no matter how small it may seem, to contact myself or any member of my team.

"The mother continues to be treated for her injuries which are not believed to be serious.

"Specialist officers have been appointed to the family who continue to liaise with them at this sad time."

Anyone with information should contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101. Alternatively they can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.