Tributes pour in for Birmingham bus stop crash victim

A woman killed in a bus crash in Birmingham on Saturday night has been named as Rebecca McManus. The 21-year-old from Oldbury died after a car ploughed into a bus stop on Hagley Road West.

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Police name woman killed in Birmingham crash

21-year-old Rebecca died on Saturday evening Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have named a young woman who was killed in a car crash over the weekend as Rebecca McManus.

Officers were called to Hagley Road West at just before 7:50pm on Saturday (31 May), after a car ploughed into a bus stop and hit two women.

21-year-old Rebecca was treated by medical staff but died at the scene.

The other woman, also aged 21, was seriously hurt and is in hospital in a critical condition.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is continuing to help police with their enquiries.

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Witness describes 'tragic' scenes at site of crash

A Birmingham resident who witnessed the fatal collision at a bus-stop near Beechwood Road, has described how the driver 'lost control'.

Furquan Shamsi claims the car had been travelling at high speed before the crash:

He lost control, smashed into the bus stop and went into the girls waiting there. The noise was so loud and was just awful. The car ended up in the park about 100 yards down from the bus stop. The park was busy with people enjoying the weather, so I’m amazed more people weren’t hurt. I ran over to help and saw two women lying on the ground. The paramedics were trying to revive one of the girls by a tree on the park but it was clear she had already gone. It looked like the girls were heading into town to enjoy a night out and then that happens. It’s so tragic.

Sergeant Paul Hughes, in charge of the police investigation, said:

We need witnesses to come forward and help our enquiries. It doesn’t matter how minor you believe the information you hold is, it could be vital to us.

Man arrested after fatal Birmingham bus-stop crash

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving Credit: PA

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman died and a second was critically injured when a car smashed into a Birmingham bus stop on Saturday night.

A woman in her 20's - yet to be named - was killed when a car mounted the pavement after leaving Hagley Road West on the inter-city carriageway, near Beechwood Road at around 8pm.

There were several witnesses to the tragedy and her family have been informed.

The second woman was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious injuries and her condition is still critical.

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