A police investigation is under way after a man was seriously injured having been hit by a car in West Bromwich last night, which failed to stop at the scene.
Initial enquiries suggest that a local man, believed to be in his 40s, was crossing Hill Top when he was hit by a car.
The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and a large-scale policing operation is now under way to find the driver responsible.
A 25-year-old West Bromwich man was arrested at 9am this morning from his home on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision. He remains in police custody while officers continue to appeal for witnesses.
A man knocked down by a hit and run driver in Bordesley Green last week has died of his injuries.
Father-of-four, Steven Chappell, was struck by a silver Nissan Micra as he crossed Bordesley Green Road, near Adderley Park train station, at around 2:20pm on January 30.
The 49-year-old suffered serious head injuries from the impact and was pronounced dead in hospital yesterday afternoon.
West Midlands Police arrested two people at an address in Sparkbrook – a 38-year old man and 26-year old woman – just hours after the collision, whilst a vehicle was seized nearby and has been examined by forensics experts.
They have been bailed pending analysis results of the forensics submissions.
A five-year-old girl is fighting for her life tonight after being knocked down in a suspected hit-and-run.
She was struck by a car on College Road, Kingstanding, in Birmingham at about 6.30pm today after becoming separated from her mother and wandering into the carriageway.
The car was heading towards Chester Hill and failed to stop after the collision. The girl was taken to hospital with multiple injuries. Part of College Road near the fire station was closed off while police examined the scene.
We're appealing for the driver of the vehicle to contact us.We'd like to also talk to anyone who saw the collision or can help us trace the vehicle and the driver