POLICE URGE BIRMINGHAM CRASH WITNESSES TO HAND PHOTOS IN
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE ARE ASKING WITNESSES NOT TO POST PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Police are continuing to investigate a serious collision involving three cars on Belgrave and Lee Bank Middleway in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 17 December).
Despite the best efforts of emergency service colleagues, five people were sadly confirmed dead at the scene and a further person was later pronounced dead.
One other person involved in the collision remains in hospital with serious injuries. Two further people who were taken to hospital have since been discharged.
Following today’s news conference in Birmingham, Superintendent Sean Phillips said: “We were called at 1.11am this morning and found three cars and nine people involved in a very serious collision.
“Five people were sadly pronounced dead at the scene and our thoughts remain today with the families of these people who have lost those close to them so near to Christmas.
“The road remains closed and I would like to remind everyone to be respectful at this very very tragic time.
“If anyone has any information on this harrowing incident, please call us on 101.”
Sgt Alan Hands from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are currently dealing with a very serious collision and working with partner agencies to establish what caused this collision to happen.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with the families of those who have very sadly lost their lives this morning and those who have been injured or caught up in this incident."Published: by Radio NewsHub