Sunday, March 17, 2019

Two Children Killed As Their Car Gets Struck During Street Car Race

BMW struck during street car race
Two children were killed when their BMW car was hit in a collision during a street car race between an Audi A3 and a Bentley.

Their devastated mother was heard screaming 'my babies, my babies' after they were killed in a three-car crash.

10-year-old Sanjay Singh and his 23-month-old brother Pawanveer Singh died in the collision in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, leaving their frantic mum fighting for her life.

West Midlands Police officers were called to the scene at 8.45pm after an Audi A3 struck a BMW containing two children and their mother.

A nearby resident told reporters: "My son went out and could hear someone screaming my ‘babies my babies’."

A 31-year-old man from a third car, a high-powered 207mph Bentley, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in custody.

Passersby rushed to help the two dying children after the horrific crash on one of the Midlands’ busiest roads, however the children, aged 23 months and 10 years, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene and the mother was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A man, who asked to remain anonymous told reporters: "I didn't see it but I heard it - two cars must have been racing. My son ran to the window and said 'they are racing dad' and then we heard an almighty bang."

Tanveer Hassan, 32, an off-duty taxi driver, was overtaken by two of the cars involved.

He said: “I was coming down the road when it happened. All of a sudden, two cars overtook me really fast, they were definitely doing over 70mph. I heard a bang and didn’t realize what is was.

“It was really shocking. The injuries to the children were unreal. The mum was sitting over her child. She didn’t realize that her son was lying dead next to her. There was blood everywhere."

Another resident described how he heard what sounded like a "woman screaming" several minutes after the impact.

It is believed the Audi may have been racing a white Bentley Continental convertible when it jumped a red light and ploughed into the BMW at 8.45pm on Thursday.

Police are hunting the blue Audi and arrested a 31-year-old man driving the Bentley on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Detective Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This is an extremely tragic set of circumstances which has left a family totally devastated.

"Staff from our dedicated family liaison unit are now supporting them.

"I would appeal directly to the driver of the Audi to make contact with us.

"You may not be fully aware of the full tragic circumstances but you now need to speak to us.

"I would also ask the public who have any information or recall seeing a blue Audi S3 and a white Bentley Continental convertible travelling along the Birmingham New Road to make contact.

“The investigation is in its early stages and I would also ask the public to think about the family at this tragic time and not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding the collision.”

An ambulance arrived on scene five minutes after the initial 999 call and was backed up by a second ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival ambulance staff found a number of members of the public tending to those involved in the crash.

“There were three patients who all came from the same car.

"Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that nothing could be done to save the two young boys who had been badly hurt and they were confirmed dead at the scene.

“A woman who had been driving the car was assessed and treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

"Her injuries are not life threatening.

“There were no other patients.

”Two children have died and a woman has been injured after a two car crash."

A woman who lives close to the scene told reporters : “It’s a really bad spot there’s always accidents there.

“The police were here till three o’clock this morning.”

A Facebook poster, who lives near the scene, said the road had become notorious for accidents.

She said: “I’ve witnessed cars flipped upside down and more collisions than I can remember. It’s absolutely disgraceful.”

Another commentator online said: “Something has to be done about that road it’s getting absolutely lethal. I avoid it if I can help it.”

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