Pensioner dies after hit & run

An 80-year-old woman has died after being knocked down in a hit & run in the Yardley area of Birmingham. A 26-year-old man has been arrested.

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Police seize car after hit and run in Birmingham

Police hunting a hit and run driver who caused a pensioner to suffer very serious injuries have seized the car believed to be involved.

The 70-year old woman was hit this morning at around 11:30am on Coventry Road in Yardley. Inquiries led officers to the Olton area of Solihull where they found a damaged blue Vauxhall Astra.

Forensic experts are now examining the car.

We have seized a car which we believe the suspect was driving at the time – we are following up further leads in the hope of tracking him down.

– Chief Inspector Neil Hobson, West Midlands Police

The driver is understood to be an Asian or mixed-race male.

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