A fatal collision involving an Audi and several parked cars claimed the life of a man in his 30s on Sunday night in Birmingham.

The man was sitting in one of the parked cars on Soho Road when the Audi smashed into them at high speed around 8.20pm, as seen in online videos.

He died on the spot and two others were hurt, according to West Midlands Police on Monday.

Police also said they arrested a 25-year-old man, who was taken to hospital, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Detectives said he will be questioned after being discharged from hospital. 

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “We’ve made an arrest after a man has sadly died following a collision in Soho Road, Birmingham, last night.

“An Audi hit a number of vehicles at around 8.20pm. A passenger in a stationary vehicle, aged in his 30s, sustained serious injuries and tragically died.

“Two other people were taken to hospital to be treated for injuries.”

He added: “We’ve secured some CCTV and dash cam footage but remain keen to hear from anyone with information who can assist our investigation.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they treated three patients at the scene. She added: “The first was a man who was a passenger in one of the cars. He had sustained life threatening injuries and received advanced life support and advanced trauma care from ambulance staff at the scene.

“Unfortunately, nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene. A woman from one of the cars was assessed and had sustained potentially serious injuries. She received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.

“A man who was the driver of one of the cars was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained injuries which were not believed to be life threatening. He was conveyed to Sandwell District Hospital for further assessment.”

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, posted a statement on Facebook: “I won’t share it, but I know many of you will have seen the horrific footage of a road collision on Soho Road last night.

“We now know an innocent man has lost his life – yet another needless death in Birmingham because of dangerous driving. 

“My thoughts are with the victim’s family and everyone affected in the community by this tragedy. I also hope those injured make a full recovery.

“Dangerous driving is a scourge on our society, and in order to tackle it we need to use every tool available to us.”


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