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Birmingham: Child, 3, dies outside of school after being struck by car in ‘hit-and-run

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Toddler has tragically died after being knocked down by on a zebra crossing near The Olive Primary School in Birmingham.

The girl who is three was sadly hit by a car near the school on Reddings Lane, Tyseley, It’s understood the girl was using a zebra crossing when she was hit by a silver Ford Galaxy before 2.40pm on Thursday November 11th.

The family of the little girl were with her at the time of the tragedy. The youngster was initially rushed to hospital but sadly died later following her injuries.

Police have now arrested a man on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

Police have said that the driver failed to stop at the crossing when the girl was hit.

Emergency services, including the Midlands air ambulance, descended on Reddings Lane where the youngster was found with serious injuries.

Inspector Paul Hughes, of West Midlands Police’s serious collision investigation unit, 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 thoroughinvestigation is carried out.”

He added: “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.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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