Woman dies as car crashes after fleeing police in Birmingham

By Jordan Reynolds | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A woman has died after the car she was in crashed after fleeing police in Birmingham.

An aerial view showing Crocketts Road leading directly down from the A41 at the top of the picture to meet diagonal Booth Street at the bottom. Photo: Google

The woman, 28, died in hospital following a collision on a residential road in Handsworth at around 9.40pm last night.

She was in a Ford Fiesta which collided with a Volkswagen Golf in Crocketts Road, off the A41 Holyhead Road, shortly after failing to stop for officers, West Midlands Police said.

A spokesman for the force said the crash scene was discovered at 9.42pm but would not say how much time was in between the car making off from police and the collision taking place.

Crocketts Road is a residential road leading towards Smethwick from Handsworth. Photo: Google

A 34-year-old man from one of the vehicles involved is helping detectives with their inquiries.

Police said they could not clarify whether he was in the Fiesta or the Golf, or whether the woman was a passenger or driver in the Fiesta, due to the ongoing investigation.

Three people from the Golf suffered minor injuries and one of them was taken to hospital.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct is investigating and West Midlands Police's Professional Standards Department has been informed, as is standard practice where a crash has taken place after police involvement.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by a specialist family liaison unit.

Anyone with information can call the collision investigation team on 101 quoting log number 2488 August 17.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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