A seven-year-old girl has been left seriously injured after a three-car collision in Birmingham.
The crash happened in Pershore Road, at the junction with Bewdley Road, at 9.15pm on New Year’s Day.
One of the vehicles involved, a silver Renault Scenic, drove off from the scene and was found minutes later abandoned in Milner Road, Selly Park, Birmingham.
The child, who was travelling in a Toyota Yaris, remains in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, after suffering multiple skull fractures and facial injuries.
A woman and two other children in the Yaris were not seriously injured.
Police officers patrolling the city centre at 10.30pm arrested two teenagers following a foot-chase in connection with the collision.
A male and female, both aged 17, were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
A VW Polo was also involved, with the two women inside suffering minor whiplash injuries.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:
“We’re appealing for witnesses who’ve not yet spoken to us to get in touch.’
“In particular if you saw the collision, the silver Renault Scenic driving off or people running from the car in Milner Road then please contact us.’
“A young girl has been left with very serious injuries and whilst the arrests are a significant development step forward we still need your help to piece the facts together.”
West Midlands Police have asked for anyone with information to contact them.
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