Boy, 16, killed in moped crash as ‘hit and run’ driver urged to “do the right thing”

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A 16-year-old boy has been killed in a tragic moped crash as police urge the “hit and run” driver to “do the right thing” and come forward.

The teen passenger suffered a fatal head injury after a collision in Perry Barr, Birmingham just before 7.20pm on Monday, Birmingham Live reports.

West Midlands Police are now hunting the driver of the car and the rider of a second moped, reportedly being ridden in tandem with the bike on which the teen victim was riding.

The boy, who has not yet been named by police, died of his injuries in hospital on Tuesday afternoon.



Police officers collecting pieces of the wreckage and gathering evidence at the scene
Police officers collecting pieces of the wreckage and gathering evidence at the scene

Det Insp Adam Jobson, said: “We’ve spoken to several people as we try and piece together a clear picture of what happened − and we are in the process of seizing and examining CCTV in the area.

“The car driver made off and I would encourage them to do the right thing and come and speak to us about what happened. It’s important we hear their side of the story.

“If you were in the area at the time and saw what happened, or perhaps have dash-cam or cycle-cam footage, we’re keen to hear from you and would urge you to get in contact as soon as you can. “

The force helicopter was also sent to the scene on Monday evening.

Anyone with information should contact detectives via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk from 8am to midnight or call 101 anytime.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting log number 3771 of March 22.





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