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Friends mourn 'irreplaceable loss' of crash victim

Tributes have been pouring in after the tragic death of Rebecca McManus, who was killed after a car ploughed into a bus stop in Hagley Road West on Saturday.

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.

Motorcyclist dies following crash in Herefordshire

A motorcyclist has died and his partner is seriously injured following a crash in Herefordshire.

It happened just after 5pm on Saturday on the A44 between Leominster and Monkland and involved a blue and white Suzuki motorbike and a blue Vauxhall Insignia car.

51-year-old Paul Carr was pronounced dead at the scene.

His partner, 54-year-old partner Karen Fisher was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where her condition is described as serious but stable.

Man dies in crash on M40

A man has died following a crash on the M40 in Warwickshire.

It happened just before 10.30am this morning near junction 12 on the southbound carriageway.

The Police, Fire and West Midlands ambulance service were all called to the scene of the crash where the car had overturned into a ditch.

The driver died at the scene, his passenger, a man in his 30s, was uninjured along with a seven-year-old girl who had been travelling in the back of the car.

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Mother finds dying son outside hospital where brother is in critical condition

Kevin Burris died outside a hospital in Birmingham Credit: BPM Media

A mother told an inquest how she found her dying son in a car crash outside a Birmingham hospital where his brother was in a critical condition after being stabbed.

Kevin Burris' car crashed into a lamp post in Birmingham Credit: BPM Media

Imogen Brown fainted after recognising her son's car which had crashed into a lamp post on Dudley Road in Winson Green four years ago.

The inquest heard how the family of 29-year-old Kevin Burris believe he was being followed by police at the time of the crash.

The inquest continues.

The scene of the crash on Dudley road Credit: BPM Media

Donations for pregnant woman's funeral reach over £4K

The GoFundMe page for Paige Jackson and her unborn son Credit: GoFundMe

The GoFundMe page was set up in honour of Paige Jackson who died after being hit by a car in Saffron Lane in Leicester.

Organisers had hoped to raise £3,000 to cover the cost of a funeral. A statement on the page said all money left over will go to charity.

Donations for pregnant woman's funeral approach £4k

Donations towards the funeral costs of a pregnant woman and her unborn son killed when they were hit by a car in Leicester have almost reached £4,000.

The GoFundMe page for Paige Jackson and her unborn son Credit: GoFundMe

The GoFundMe page was set up in honour of Paige Jackson after she died in Saffron Lane on Saturday.

Organisers had hoped to raise £3,000. A statement on the page said all money left over will go to charity.

Fundraising for Leicester woman's funeral reaches target

Paige Jackson died in Leicester Credit: Go Fund Me page

More than £3000 has been donated to help pay for the funeral of a 22-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn child, who died when they were hit by a car in Leicester.

Paige Jackson was walking along Saffron Lane on Saturday morning when she was hit and a fundraising campaign was launched to pay for the funeral.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and released on bail.

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