14-year-old girl dies after being hit by suspected drug-driver – Henry Club

14-year-old girl dies after being hit by car on New Year’s Eve: 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of drug driving

  • The teenager was near Rowley Regis Railway Station, Sandwell when she was killed
  • The driver of the gray Mercedes stopped at the scene and was later arrested
  • Police say the girl was tragically declared dead just before 5.30 pm on Friday

A teenager has died after being hit by a suspected drug-driver on New Year’s Eve.

The 14-year-old was near Rowley Regis Railway Station, Sandwell at around 4.45 pm yesterday when she was hit by a gray Mercedes.

Paramedics reached the spot but sadly nothing could be done to save the girl and she was declared brought dead before 5.30 pm.

His family has been notified by West Midlands Police and a specialist Family Liaison Officer will be deployed to assist them.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of death by driving under the influence of drugs. He is in police custody this morning.

A teenager has died after being hit by a suspected drug-driver on New Year’s Eve

The 14-year-old was near Rowley Regis Railway Station, Sandwell at around 4.45 pm yesterday when she was hit by a gray Mercedes

The driver, a 39-year-old man, stopped at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of death by driving under the influence of drugs

Sergeant Julie Lyman of our Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: ‘It’s a truly awesome way to start the new year and my heart goes out to the girl’s family and friends.

‘We have launched an investigation to understand what happened and the driver has been arrested as we believe he was driving while unfit through drugs.

‘The investigation is clearly in the early stages and I would urge people not to speculate online about what happened. It is not really helpful and can be very disturbing for the family.’

Anyone who saw what happened or saw a gray Mercedes driving in a building accident is urged to get in touch.

The force asks to message officers over live chat via its website or to email the Serious Collision Investigation Unit directly at [email protected]