A married couple from Birmingham have been killed in a suspected hit-and-run.
Birmingham couple killed in hit-and-run leave five young children behind. Their motorbike was hit by a car which did not stop. The incident happened at 5.45pm on Saturday in Acocks Green, Birmingham. The husband and wife are believed to have five young children. Emergency services were called however they were pronounced dead at the scene. A blue Saab left the scene of the accident but was discovered later by police nearby while a 47-year-old man has been arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Police are investigating the incident and said it remains unclear as to what happened. They did confirm that a man and woman on the motorbike had been killed. West Midlands Police’s collision investigation unit Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said “A man and woman have tragically died and our first thoughts are with their family members and friends at this traumatic time. It’s still unclear exactly what happened and we’re in the process of trying to trace, and speak to, anyone who was in the area at the time.
We’re particularly keen to hear from anybody who has dash cam footage. We’ll be doing all we can to support those who have lost loved ones tonight and I’d urge people to think of them and not widely speculate. Please contact us with any information you have so we can help them by getting answers.” Members of the public paid tribute to the couple on a Facebook community page which read “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Brother Mohammed Shadab and his beloved wife.
They were both victims of a road traffic accident on Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green. They leave behind five young children.” Eye witness reports said that after the crash onlookers rushed to help the couple. One witness, Saif Minhas, 47, said “We heard a bang from the road and ran out. There were two people lying on the floor on the other side of the road and bleeding heavily.
The bike was ahead of them facing down the road. The car wasn’t there so must’ve driven off. Lots of people were already with them and we checked for a pulse but there was nothing there”. Local Councillor Roger Harmer said that car are always speeding on that part of the road. He continued “There is a dual carriageway but at parts of the road cars are parked on the inside lane.
This is fine if everyone goes 30mph because they have time to slow down and overtake the parked cars but this is not OK if people are speeding. I would really like to see average speed cameras on this road. The police regularly have mobile speed cameras on the road and they catch a lot of people.”