‘Flying through the air’: police car chase collision leaves one woman dead

Kingsland Road, Kingstanding, police car chase collision

Police cordon remains in the area from Wandsworth Road through to Cooksey Lane

A woman has died following the car collision in which she collided with a vehicle being chased by police in Birmingham.

Police started to pursue a black Audi A3 at 8.20pm on Sunday, after assuming the vehicle to have been stolen. After a short chase the Audi collided with another vehicle in the Kingstanding area of the city.

A man and a woman who were in the third vehicle had serious injuries. The woman was found dead at the scene. The four persons who were in the Audi were arrested by police and taken to hospital to receive treatment for injuries.

Neighbours have talked about the moments after the crash. Kingsland Road resident John Evans has informed media how a vehicle came careering towards his house.

He informed BirminghamLive: “I looked up and the car was flying through the air. The one car was smashed against a post.”

Police has atarted their investigation and referred to West Midlands police’s professional standards department and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), as is general when someone dies after a police operation.

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