Woman dies after car crashes during police chase in Birmingham

Thomas Hornall

A woman has died during a police chase after the car she was in crashed.

The 28-year-old suffered fatal injuries when the blue Ford Fiesta she was travelling in struck another car in Crocketts Road, Birmingham, on Saturday night.

She was taken to hospital where she later died, West Midlands Police said.

The Fiesta had failed to stop for police a short time before it was found at 9.42pm, the force added.

A 34-year-old man is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Three people who were travelling in a Volkswagen Golf suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been informed and has sent investigators to the scene.

An IOPC spokesman said: "We are independently investigating the circumstances of a police pursuit prior to a collision in Crocketts Road, Birmingham, on Saturday night (17 August) in which a woman died.

"Our investigation follows a mandatory referral from West Midlands Police.

"We sent investigators to the scene and to the post incident procedure to begin gathering information."

Press Association