A CHILD has died and two women were taken to hospital after a crash in Birmingham last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 9.45pm to Upper Highgate Street.

An ambulance arrived on scene in three minutes and was followed shortly after by another two ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and two critical care paramedics.

Sadly nothing could be done to save the girl, who is believed to be four, and she was declared dead at the scene.  Two women were taken to the QE.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival, crews found a car and four pedestrians had been involved in a collision.

“A child, female, was in a critical condition and ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support.

“Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, she could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene.

“Two women were treated by medics for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries and were conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.

“A fourth patient, a child, was assessed by ambulance crews but was not injured and so was discharged at the scene.”

Police said they have arrested two men after a silver Corsa hit the pedestrians.

They said: "We're in the early stages of our investigation but we believe a grey Mercedes was in close proximity to the Corsa and we're currently treating it as a collision involving two cars.

"The vehicles and drivers remained at the scene."

Two men, aged 21 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

They have been taken into custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) said: "A young girl has tragically lost her life and I can only imagine the pain her loved ones are going through at this awful time.

"This is deeply upsetting for everyone and we'll be doing everything we can to support them and get answers to exactly what happened last night.

"We really need to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time and can assist our enquiries.

"We're particularly keen to speak to anyone who has dashcam footage.

"We need to deal with facts so we can complete a thorough investigation, and provide the answers the girls family and friends deserve."

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101, and quote log 4120 of 14/4/24.