Woman killed and another injured in bus stop crash


One woman was killed and another was seriously injured after being struck by a car while they waited at a bus stop on Hagley Road in Birmingham on Saturday evening.

The pair were struck just before 7.50pm and the force of the crash destroyed the bus shelter, reports the Express and Star.

One woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Police have named the young woman who died as student Rebecca Mc Manus.

The 21-year-old was studying creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Rebecca, from Oldbury, was treated by medical staff but died at the scene near Beechwood Road.

A family statement read: "Rebecca lived life to the full. She was bright and funny with a wonderful future to look forward to. We are totally devastated by her loss."

Another woman, also aged 21, was seriously hurt and was treated for multiple injuries. She remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Sgt Paul Hughes is leading the investigation and is urging witnesses to come forward.

"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. Please call us on 101."

He added: "This is a tragic incident which has left a young member of the local community dead and another critically ill in hospital. I have been overwhelmed by the number of witnesses that have come forward so far but continue to appeal for the public's help.

"I know the vehicle involved, a red Mitsubishi, travelled along the A4123 Wolverhampton Road before turning onto Hagley Road West, and may have been travelling with another dark-coloured vehicle, possibly a BMW.

"If anyone saw these vehicles then I would ask them to contact me or my team.

"It's important for the investigation and the families that we piece together all the events and I can only do this with the public's help."

A 32-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Steve Parry said: "The male car driver was treated for minor injuries and taken to City Hospital."

The Hagley Road was closed for several hours following the incident.

According to the Express and Star, the grass embankment was still littered with glass and crumbled car parts the day after the incident.

There was another tragic incident on Hagley Road in March last year when a schoolgirl was stabbed to death on a bus, reports the Birmingham Mail.

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