Independent Police Complaints Commission
IPCC begins investigation after fatal collision at Yardley
The IPCC has started an independent investigation following a fatal collision at Yardley, Birmingham, recently (Thursday, 26 October).
The collision in Church Road, near The Swan Centre, involved a VW Golf and a Ford van and happened at about 4.15pm.
The IPCC understands that the Golf had failed to stop for police shortly before the collision. After being notified about the incident by West Midlands Police last night the IPCC sent investigators to the scene and police post incident procedures.
Initial accounts have been taken from officers and body worn and in-car footage is being gathered. All officers are currently being treated as witnesses.
A 17-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Golf was sadly confirmed dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. Another 17-year-old boy who was also a passenger in the car was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. The driver of the Golf has been detained by police.
A man who was driving the van was taken to hospital but later discharged.
IPCC Operations Manager Rashpal Pahal said: “Our sympathies are with the family of the teenager who died and everyone else affected by this tragic incident. We have a duty to independently investigate in these circumstances, and will examine the events prior to the collision to determine whether appropriate policies and procedures were followed.”
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