The parents of a teenager from Burton who died after being hit by a lorry on the A38 have released an emotional statement following her death last Thursday.
17-year-old Helena Markey from the Belvedere area of Burton was struck by a lorry on the A38 northbound carriage, between Branston and Clay Mills.
She sustained critical injuries and was taken to hospital in an air ambulance but died shortly after.
Six people were lucky to escape serious injury after the taxi they were in overturned on the A38 last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the crash on the dual carriageway near Bassetts Pole just after 1.20am.
Paramedics found the overturned vehicle had hit street furniture and rolled onto its side
The A38 Paradise Circus Queensway has been closed due to an accident at Suffolk Street Queensway, causing major delays.
Police are directing traffic after the accident occurred on the Broad Street side of the roundabout.
The St. Chad's and Queensway tunnels in Birmingham city centre have reopened.
They have been closed for the past six weeks for maintenance work and the closure was timed to fit in with the long school holidays.
Structural changes were needed to bring the tunnels up to EU safety standards, but engineers also took the chance to make some cosmetic alterations which were enthusiastically received by the first few drivers to pass through this morning.
Callum Watkinson reports.
Eddie Fellows from Amey UK spoke with ITV News Central this morning explaining the work that still needs to be carried out in the tunnels and the closures that will be in place next summer.
The Birmingham tunnels reopen today after nearly two months of closures.
The St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels are to be reopened this morning after six weeks of closure.
Work has been carried out to upgrade the tunnels, including new fireproofing, safety gates, LED lighting and a new road surface.
The project will finish on time and under budget, and did not cause as much disruption to traffic as some initially feared.
It has been reported that many of the measures taken to improve traffic flow throughout the closures will also continue to operate after the reopening.
Advice is to use public transport, but if travelling into Birmingham by car during the closures, there are a number of suggested routes which will avoid the tunnels.
- If you would normally enter the city via the M6 junction 6 / A38 Aston Expressway, the suggestion is to use an alternative motorway junction and then the A4540 ring road to get into the city centre.