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Car crashes into shop killing five-year-old

A five-year-old girl has died after the car she was travelling in veered off a Coventry road and hit a building. The girl was one of four family members involved in the crash which happened at around 2:30am last night.

The car left the road and veered into the building Credit: ITV Central

She was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead at around 5.00 am.

The girl's mother suffered a broken arm while, a man and a teenager, thought to be the father and brother received hospital treatment for minor injuries.

The building will remain sealed off until it is deemed structurally safe Credit: ITV Central

The junction was cordoned off by police while an investigation was carried out at the junction of King William Street and Canterbury Street, Hillfields.

The roads have now been reopened but the building remains sealed off until it is deemed safe.


Third man dies after car hits tree

A third man has died after a car carrying four hit a tree in Birmingham yesterday.

Police arrived at the scene on Bristol Road at 4.15am yesterday morning to find a MG ZR had crashed into a tree.

Two 24-year-old men, were pronounced dead at the scene, the third man, a 26-year-old who died today, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a critical condition.

The driver of the car was treated for minor injuries at the scene and then taken to hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Coach driver charged with M5 deaths

A coach driver has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the M5 in March this year Credit: PA

A coach driver has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving following a collision on the M5 in March this year.

It happened around 6.25am on Saturday 24 March when a lorry collided with a single decker bus on the southbound carriageway near to junction three.

A 35-year-old coach passenger died at the scene and a 65-year-old lorry driver died in hospital.

The 50-year-old driver from the Great Barr area will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on Tuesday 2 October.

Six injured in motorway crash

Six injured in motorway crash
Six injured in motorway crash Credit: ITV Central

A man has been airlifted to hospital and five others have been injured in a crash on the M42 in Warwickshire this morning.

It happened on the southbound between junctions 10 and 9, near Tamworth, shortly before 9.00am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

“On arrival crews found two cars and two vans which had been involved in a collision which had left six people injured.

"The driver of one van, a man in his 20s, was trapped in his vehicle and was unconscious.

"The man was anaesthetised...before being airlifted by the Midlands Air Ambulance to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.

"Five other patients from the other vehicles involved suffered minor injuries ranging from whiplash to back pain."

16 year old killed in car crash

16 year old killed in car crash
16 year old killed in car crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance

A 16-year old boy has died following an car crash near Patshull Park Hotel, Burnhill Green, South Staffordshire.

It happened in the early hours of this morning.

A silver Peugeot 306 left the road, went through a hedge and entered The Great Pool, which is a lake near the hotel.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival the crews found the driver of the car, an 18 year old man and a 15 year old female passenger had managed to get out of the vehicle.

“A third person - a 16-year-old - was reported missing. Members of the HART team joined SARA and other emergency services in a search of the lake.

“Tragically, the third person was found by police divers.”


Tributes paid to three killed in crash in Pershore

Elizabeth Stanley, Luke Morris and Rebecca Townsend Credit: West Mercia Police

Tributes have been paid to three members of the same family who were killed in a car crash last weekend. It happend on Saturday when their car collided with a tree close to Pershore Agricultural College.

22 year old Luke Morris and his partner Elizabeth Stanley, 24, were both pronounced dead at the scene. They leave a three year old daughter. Elizabeth also had a six year old son from a previous relationship.

Her family say Elizabeth was a bubbly girl and a loving daughter. They say her life was dedicated to her children and she and Luke loved spending days out with them.

Luke Morris's sister Rebecca Townsend was the third person killed in the crash. She leaves behind two children aged six and four. Her husband Craig Townsend was also travelling in the back of the car. He's a critical but stable condition at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Luke and Rebecca's family say they were inseparable from an early age. They were always there for each other. We are all very proud of them; nobody had a bad word to say about either of them.

Police officers continue to investigate the cause of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Motorist killed in Derbyshire

A motorist has been killed after his van hit a wall in Pleasley, Derbyshire.The accident took place on Chesterfield Road North at around 11.45am on Tuesday. The 49-year-old man was taken to King's Mill Hospital but he later died. Diversions were put in place but the road has now re-opened.

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