Man Charged After Pensioner Hit By Car

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after an 80-year-old woman was knocked down crossing the road.

West Midlands Police have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with the incident, in which the woman was struck in Coventry Road in Yardley, Birmingham, on Saturday morning.

She was left seriously injured and died a short time later.

The suspect was later arrested after he handed himself in at Stechford police station.

Police say the man will appear before Birmingham magistrates on Monday.

The car believed to have been involved in the incident was recovered six miles away in Solihull.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the woman had suffered "multiple serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest" when medics arrived, and nothing could be done to save her.

The woman's family have been informed, but police have not publicly named her.