A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » Regional Cycling » UK
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Cyclist dies after Birmingham hit-and-run - car seized



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 31st 20, 05:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,869
Default Cyclist dies after Birmingham hit-and-run - car seized

Killed a man then ran off.
QUOTE:
A cyclist has died after a hit-and-run in the West Midlands. Emergency services were called to the junction of Washwood Heath Road and Phillimore Road, in Saltley, Birmingham, at around 11.10pm last night.

West Midlands Ambulance received several 999 calls reporting the smash which involved a cyclist and a car. The man was in a critical condition when paramedics arrived at the scene and he died a short time later.

West Midlands Police officers believe there were four men in the car at the time of the collision – and all four fled the scene. Efforts are now underway to identify and trace the offenders.

The car, a grey BMW M135i registration LG20 MYB, has been seized for forensic analysis. Investigators are also working to identify the cyclist, a black man believed to be in his 50s or 60s with long grey dreadlocks, and they are asking anyone who may know who he is to get in touch.

The road was closed in both directions while specialist reconstruction staff examined the scene. It has now been reopened.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the Serious Collision Unit, said: "I believe the man who has tragically lost his life in this collision may well be local and I would ask anyone who may know who he is to get in touch.

"My main priority right now is to identify the cyclist and ensure that his family are aware. I have made the decision to release his description now in the hope this leads us quickly to his family

"I would also urge the four men who were in the car at the time of this collision to do the right thing and come and talk to us.

"They clearly know what has happened and made a conscious decision to run away.

“There were lots of people out on Washwood Heath Road to celebrate Eid when the collision happened.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t already spoken to us, or has CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch."

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor was sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The cyclist, a man, was in a critical condition upon arrival of ambulance staff who immediately took over resuscitation efforts and commenced advanced life support on scene.

“Sadly, despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the hit-and-run, or who knows the victim, is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 quoting log number 5069 of July 30.

Witnesses can also email .

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/...mingham-crash/
Ads
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Man jailed after cyclist died in Birmingham collision Simon Mason[_6_] UK 0 February 12th 20 06:11 PM
Cyclist kills 6 people in Birmingham Simon Jester UK 5 December 19th 17 04:25 PM
Cyclist dies in London crash, no wonder when you see the cyclist inthe picture of the scene MrCheerful UK 18 September 1st 17 09:08 AM
cyclist goes to Birmingham in search of a gorilla Mrcheerful[_2_] UK 15 August 27th 11 08:54 AM
{SYD} Cyclist dies after being hit by car cfsmtb Australia 3 May 29th 06 10:34 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.