Yardley: Flowers left at scene of crash that killed three-year-old
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The three-year-old was left fighting for her life after the vehicle smashed into a fence and rolled over in the Yardley area of east Birmingham, just before 10.30pm on Wednesday. Paramedics treated the youngster for serious injuries before she was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
She sadly died on Thursday evening.
In a statement, West Midlands Police said: “We can confirm a three-year-old girl left seriously injured following a crash in Yardley has sadly died.
“She was taken to hospital after the car she was in hit a fence and rolled over in Church Road on Wednesday evening. She tragically died yesterday evening.”
The driver of the car suffered serious injuries and was taken to Heartlands Hospital. The road was closed by police until 9am on Thursday.
A 22-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving has been released under investigation while detectives continue their investigation.
Tributes and flowers have been laid near the damaged fence in memory of the little girl.
Sgt Julie Lyman from the Serious Collision Investigation Team said previously: “This is a tragic incident and we are supporting the family.
“If anyone saw what happened or has dash-cam footage and has not spoken to us, I would ask them to get in touch.
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“We would also ask people not to speculate about what happened at this stage until we have completed a full investigation.”
Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips tweeted before news of the child’s death: “Have been in touch with police about this today.
“We are all thinking about the families involved and if anyone saw what happened or has dash cam footage please get in touch with police”.
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BirminghamLive reports a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman as saying on Thursday: “On arrival, we found two patients, a woman and a child.
“The first patient, the child, a passenger in the car, was assessed and had sustained potentially life threatening injuries, she received treatment from ambulance staff on scene and was conveyed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.
“The second patient, the driver, was assessed and had sustained potentially serious injuries, she received treatment on scene and was conveyed to Heartlands Hospital for further treatment.”
Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.
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