Easter Sunday horror as boy, 13, is run over and killed while out walking with his family 


Easter Sunday horror as boy, 13, is run over and killed while out walking with his family

  • Boy, 13, was killed by a black VW Polo in suburban Birmingham on Easter Sunday
  • Officers detained the driver of the vehicle and taken into police custody
  • West Midlands Police called the ‘tragic incident’ a ‘parent’s worst nightmare’

A family have been left devastated after a 13-year-old boy was run over and killed by a black Volkswagen Polo in Birmingham on Easter Sunday. 

The teenager was crossing Chester Road in Erdington with his family when he was struck by the vehicle just before 6.50pm. 

He was rushed to hospital for treatment, but died a short time later. 

A 13-year-old boy was crossing Chester Road in Erdington, Birmingham with his family on Easter Sunday when he was struck by a black VW Polo just before 6.50pm

The teenager was crossing Chester Road in Erdington with his family when he was struck by the black vehicle just before 6.50pm

The teenager was crossing Chester Road in Erdington with his family when he was struck by the black vehicle just before 6.50pm

Officers were immediately sent to the scene and an investigation is underway. The driver of the Polo has been detained and taken into police custody. 

Detective Sergeant Alan Hands, from the force’s collision investigation unit, said: ‘We are still trying to establish how this tragic incident has happened and anyone who has information and hasn’t yet spoken to an officer should call us on 101.

‘This is a parent’s worst nightmare and it’s impossible to imagine their grief, but specialist officers will be supporting them as our investigation continues.’

Officers were immediately sent to the scene and an investigation is underway. The driver of the Polo has been detained and taken into police custody

Officers were immediately sent to the scene and an investigation is underway. The driver of the Polo has been detained and taken into police custody

Detective Sergeant Alan Hands, from the force's collision investigation unit, said: 'This is a parent's worst nightmare and it's impossible to imagine their grief'

Detective Sergeant Alan Hands, from the force’s collision investigation unit, said: ‘This is a parent’s worst nightmare and it’s impossible to imagine their grief’

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