Teen moped rider dies after road collision

A teenager seriously injured on a motorbike in Birmingham last night (22 March) has now sadly died from his injuries.

The 16-year-old is believed to have been a pillion passenger on a moped in Rocky Lane, Perry Barr just before 7.20pm when it’s understood an incident has occurred with a car

The car made off from the scene and we’ve launched an investigation to trace the vehicle and its occupants.

Several people told us that another moped was being ridden in tandem with the bike, while the rider was also spotted leaving the scene. 

The teenager suffered a serious head injury in the collision and sadly was pronounced dead this afternoon in hospital.

We have specially trained family liaison officers supporting his loved ones at this tragic time.

Detective Inspector Adam Jobson, said: “We’ve spoken to several people as we try and piece together a clear picture of what happened − and we are in the process of seizing and examining CCTV in the area.

“The car driver made off and I would encourage them to do the right thing and come and speak to us about what happened. It’s important we hear their side of the story."

If you were in the area at the time and saw what happened, or perhaps have dash-cam or cycle-cam footage, we’re keen to hear from you and would urge you to get in contact as soon as you can. 

You can send us a message via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime. To remain 100% anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are. Please quote log number 3771 of 22/03/21.

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