Kings Norton man charged over fatal crash involving West Midlands Police PCSO Holly Burke
Written by Tristan Harris on January 23, 2019
A KINGS Norton man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal crash involving serving West Midlands Police PCSO Holly Burke,
Darren Ogom, of Longdales Road, was arrested after the incident which happened at 11.30pm on Tuesday night at the junction of Lordswood Road and Hagley Road.
Three ambulances, a MERIT trauma doctor and two paramedic officers attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene, police officers were already performing CPR on a woman, the driver of one of the cars involved.
“Ambulance staff quickly took over resuscitation efforts but sadly nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later on scene.
“The driver of the second car, a man, sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital for further checks.”
Despite the best efforts of police and ambulance crews the 28-year-old officer was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 42-year-old was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without a licence, driving with no insurance and failing to stop for a police officer.
He is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The incident is being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Complaints.
Following the incident, West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson said: “A terrible day for all at West Midlands Police, a huge loss to the force and her local neighbourhood. This is nothing compared to the heart break for her family.”
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson added: “This is a desperately sad time for everyone who knew Holly and our thoughts are with her family.”
Witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.