Man dies after hit-and-run in Great Barr, Birmingham - police launch urgent appeal

Newton Road and Hailwood Drive in GreatBarr
Newton Road and Hailwood Drive in GreatBarr

Police are appealing for information after a man died in a crash involving a car which failed to stop at the scene in Birmingham last night (8 September).

Officers were called to the junction of Newton Road and Hailwood Drive in GreatBarr, at around 9pm. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A car believed to have been involved in the collision has been recovered and police are now appealing for the driver to come forward.

West Midlands Police statement

Sgt Julie Lyman from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We’re carrying out urgent enquiries to find the driver, but I would encourage that person to get in touch.

“If you were in the area and have any dash-cam, mobile phone or CCTV footage that could assist us or any other information, please contact us.”

The road was closed overnight, but has since re-opened.