Baby dies after hit and run horror in West Bromwich
Nov 27 2010 by Tony Larner, Sunday Mercury
A TWO-month old baby boy was killed last night after a hit and run crash along a busy dual carriageway in the West Midlands.
The infant was in a Toyota Corolla which was involved in a collision with a Mitsubishi Evolution on Grove Lane, in Smethwick, just after 6pm.
The baby boy suffered multiple injuries and was later pronounced dead. A woman from the Toyota was also taken to hospital with serious injuries and was in a critical condition.
But four occupants of the high-powered Mitsubishi – which police say was unregistered – fled the scene before emergency services arrived.
Cops were hunting the driver of the vehicle last night and appealed for witnesses to come forward.
The baby was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital following the horror smash at the junction of Painters Corner, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
Three further people from the Toyota, two men and a woman, sustained minor injuries but were also ferried to hospital in a fleet of ambulaces.
West Midlands Police say it is believed there were at least four people travelling in the silver Mitsubishi – but all fled the scene before officers arrived.
Sergeant Ferris Hatheson, from the force’s traffic department, said: “We are appealing for any of those in the Mitsubishi to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible, or anyone who has any information in relation to their identity to also contact us. Anyone with information is asked to contact Force Traffic at Aston on 0345 113 5000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
A spokesman for West Midland Ambulance Service said five ambulances had been sent to the scene of the crash, along with a doctor and incident support officers.
‘‘The child was seriously injured after suffering critical injuries and was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital,’’ they said.
‘‘Another person suffered multiple injuries and three other people had more minor injuries. But after being treated at the scene they were also taken to hospital.’’