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Birmingham New Road crash: Community rocked by death of two young brothers

By Liam Keen | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

A community has been rocked by a crash on Birmingham New Road which left two young brothers dead.

Sanjay and Pawanveer Singh

Sanjay Singh, aged 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 A3 at around 8.45pm on Thursday night.

The two boys died at the scene in Wolverhampton while their mother was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Eyewitness Saad Mohammed was standing outside his home on Lawnswood Avenue when the crash happened.

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The 36-year-old said: “I was smoking outside my house and I saw the Audi hit the BMW.

“I ran over and helped the woman. She was asking for her mobile so she could ring her husband. I called an ambulance at that point. The family were innocent, it’s a tragedy.”

The family's BMW and a damaged Audi at the scene. Picture: @snappersk

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The driver of the Audi fled the scene while the driver of a Bentley, which was also involved in the incident, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, before being released under investigation.

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.

The scene of the crash on Birmingham New Road yesterday lunchtime

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West Midlands Police Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes has appealed directly to the driver of the blue Audi S3 to come forward, following the fatal crash.

Speaking to the Express & Star, Det Sgt Hughes said: “A direct appeal to the Audi driver – you know you have been involved in a collision.

“Maybe you didn’t quite know the full circumstances at the time when you ran off, but you certainly do now.

“You know that collision has left two very young children dead.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes made an appeal for the driver who fled the scene to come forward

“Do the right thing. Contact us, come and speak to us, tell us your side of this.”

Police have not released a description of the man they are hoping to speak to.

Det Sgt Hughes added the public had been a great help in the investigation so far, and encouraged anyone who knew the blue Audi driver to come forward.

He said: “To the public I would say thank you to start with. I think it would be wrong of me not to say thank you. We have had some good responses so far, keep it going.

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Police make impassioned plea to driver involved in 'horror crash'

“Have a think about the blue Audi and the white Bentley. Do you remember seeing those vehicles together or separate on the Birmingham New Road before the collision. If you did, let us know.

“Did you witness the collision and haven’t spoke to us yet, then please please get in touch. Have you heard anything about the driver or have you got a friend or family member who has that type of car and hasn’t got it now? Or has injuries?. Please come and tell us. And the final thing for the public, please don’t speculate, especially around social media. It doesn’t help anyone.”

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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