Tributes were paid to a ‘sweet aunty’ who was killed in a suspected hit-and-run crash on one of Birmingham’s busiest roads. The woman, described as “sweet and kind-hearted” died at the scene after she was struck by a vehicle at the junction of Mickleover Road and Washwood Heath Road in Ward End at around 4.40pm on Tuesday, April 5.
The road was closed for several hours and a Volkswagen Golf was found abandoned nearby. Police were still hunting for the driver.
Many paid their respects to the victim, who has not yet been officially named, online. Haroon Iqbal called the victim ‘aunty’. He wrote: “Humble request for duas, May Allah elevate Aunties ranks in Jannah, and give sabr to the whole family in what is a difficult time.”
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Donna Brooker said: “I pray for all the family at this awful time, such a sweet kind-hearted lady!”
Nayla Saleem said: “She was a very old dear family friend. May Allah grant her jannah in this blessed month.” Bromford and Hodge Hill councilor Diane Donaldson wrote: “This is devastating news, so sad to hear. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service said it received several 999 calls reporting a collision involving a car and a pedestrian. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the West Midlands CARE team medics and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found the pedestrian, a woman, in a critical condition and immediately commenced advanced trauma care working as a team to provide the best care possible.
“Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”
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