A female pedestrian was killed in a suspected hit-and-run on Washwood Heath Road yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 5 April). The woman described as “sweet and kind-hearted” died at the scene after she was struck by a vehicle.

Police are still searching for the driver after a Volkswagen Golf was found abandoned nearby.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it received several 999 calls reporting a collision involving a car and a pedestrian. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the West Midlands CARE team medics and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found the pedestrian, a woman, in a critical condition and immediately commenced advanced trauma care working as a team to provide the best care possible.

“Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”


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