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Tributes to grandmother killed in motorbike crash on Oldbury road

By Jordan Reynolds | Oldbury | News | Published:

The family of a woman who died when she was hit by a motorcycle in Oldbury has paid tribute to their much loved mother and grandmother.

Bernice Evans

Bernice Evans, 70, was crossing Wolverhampton Road with two family members at around 8.35pm on April 10, when she was knocked down.

Police closed the A4123 Wolverhampton Road, near to Birchley Island, for a number of hours overnight as emergency services crews worked.

Her family said: “Our beautiful mother and grandmother was taken so suddenly and tragically and definitely too soon.

"It’s left a huge hole in our family but Bernice Evans will never be forgotten by her family and friends.

"It’s one of the hardest things we have had to go through as a family, but her memories will forever live on in our hearts.

West Midlands Police appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The 70-year-old woman was struck by a motorbike while crossing the road near to Birchley Island in Oldbury

Inspector Stephen Radford, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses of this collision to come forward, particularly if anyone has any dash-cam footage.

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“We spoke with two motorcyclists at the scene and they are both helping police with enquiries."

The motorcyclist, a man, sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment, said West Midlands Ambulance Service.

An eyewitness to the aftermath of the crash at the time said: "There was chaos. I was driving up with my sister further along the road and she said 'oh my God, what is all that?'

"There was all ambulances and police down the road. It was horrible to see."

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One staff worker at a nearby hotel, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I heard last night that guests were reporting lots of commotion. There was police and ambulances.

"It is shocking to hear what has happened."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime quoting log 2505 of 10 April.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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