CCTV captures shocking hit-and-run in Birmingham


A CCTV camera in Birmingham has captured the awful moment a 17-year-old woman was hit by a car while walking through the city centre.

The victim had been on a shopping trip with her mother on the evening of January 28, when a dark-coloured BMW 5 Series ran her down.
The car can be seen pulling out of a side turning, before it veers across the road, mounts the kerb and runs the woman down, lifting her on to the car's bonnet and carrying her several yards down the street. The motorist failed to stop or even slow down, and simply drove off into the night.

The video shows that it is clearly a deliberate attack, but it does not suggest any motivation explain whether the woman was a pre-meditated target.

West Midlands Police are appealing for more information.