Hit-and-run moped crash: victim named as 16-year-old Liam Mooney - a 'joker' with 'a brilliant sense of humour'

Credit: West Midlands Police

A teenager who died after being seriously injured following a hit-and-run crash in Birmingham on Monday March 22 has been named as 16-year-old Liam Mooney.

He's believed to have been a pillion passenger on a moped in Rocky Lane, Perry Barr, when there was an incident involving a car just before 7:30 in the evening.

Credit: Snapper SK

His family say,

"Liam was a bit of a joker and had a brilliant sense of humour.

"He was also so caring at times. He had not long became a uncle and loved his niece so much.

"We are so heartbroken and never thought this would happen to us.

"Liam was not just loved by his mom, dad, sisters and brothers but his nans, grandads, aunties, uncles and cousins. He will be sadly missed by everyone.

"Fly high our beautiful little angel. We love you so much, sleep tight. We will all be together again one day."

Police are still working out what happened but say they need to trace a silver car so the driver can give their side of the story.


The car driver made off and I would encourage them to do the right thing and come and speak to us about what happened. It’s important we hear their side of the story.

Detective Inspector Adam Jobson, West Midlands Police
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Credit: Snapper SK.

Officers were told that another moped was being ridden in tandem with the moped Liam was on. The rider of the bike that Liam was on has been spoken to as a witness, as have two people who were on the second moped.

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