BREAKING: Hit and run driver kills cyclist in Saltley


In the UK, police are hunting four men who left the scene of a collision after a BMW hit a cyclist in Saltley.

According to Birmingham Live, the cyclist was travelling along the Washwood Heath Road, at the junction of Phillimore Road, before 11.15pm when he was struck by the car.

Tragically, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are now trying to trace four men who were in the grey BMW, registration LG20 MYB. They are also trying to identify the cyclist, so they can inform his next of kin of the tragedy.

West Midlands Police said the victim is described as a black man believed to be in his 50s or 60s with long grey dreadlocks.

Anyone who knows who he is should contact the force immediately.

The road was closed in both directions while specialist reconstruction staff examined the scene. It has now been reopened.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the Serious Collision Unit, said: “I believe the man who has tragically lost his life in this collision may well be local and I would ask anyone who may know who he is to get in touch.

“My main priority right now is to identify the cyclist and ensure that his family are aware. I have made the decision to release his description now in the hope this leads us quickly to his family

“I would also urge the four men who were in the car at the time of this collision to do the right thing and come and talk to us.

“They clearly know what has happened and made a conscious decision to run away.

“There were lots of people out on Washwood Heath Road to celebrate Eid when the collision happened.

“I’d appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t already spoken to us, or has CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The cyclist, a man, was in a critical condition upon arrival of ambulance staff who immediately took over resuscitation efforts and commenced advanced life support on scene.

“Sadly, despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”


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