'Beautiful' young brothers revealed as Birmingham New Road crash victims
These are the two 'beautiful' brothers named as the victims of a fatal crash in Birmingham New Road.
Sanjay Singh, 10, and his 23-month-old brother Pawanveer, from the Dudley area, were with their mother in a BMW turning right into Lawnswood Avenue, when they were struck by an Audi S3 at around 8.45pm last night.
The driver of the Audi left the scene in Wolverhampton.
A 31-year-old man from a third car, a Bentley, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
He has been released pending further investigation.
The two boys were pronounced dead at the scene and their mother was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The family of Sanjay and Pawanveer appealed for information to bring the driver of the Audi to justice.
They said: “Our family are grieving over the tragic deaths of our two beautiful children, as well as dealing with the shock of the horrific crash.
“We appeal to the general public to come forward as witnesses in order help police find the perpetrator who fled from the scene and to bring him or her to justice.
“At this time we would appreciate some privacy and space to grieve over our precious loss.
“Your co-operation in this would be very much appreciated.”
WATCH the police appeal:
Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Sanjay and Pawanveer Singh at this extremely difficult time.
“We have already had a huge response from the public but would urge anyone who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch.
“I would appeal directly to the driver of the Audi to make contact with us. You may not be fully aware of the full tragic circumstances but you now need to speak to us.
“I would also ask the public who have any information regarding the driver or recall seeing a blue Audi S3 and a white Bentley Continental convertible travelling along the Birmingham New Road to make contact.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2580 of March 14.
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