Teenager died after car hit tree in Selly Oak
Written by Tristan Harris on January 20, 2019
AN APPEAL has been launched by the police after a teenage driver died in a crash on the Bristol Road in Selly Oak.
The incident happened at 10.30pm on Thursday night when a black Chevrolet Matiz hit a tree.
The mental health triage car, based at Bournville Lane police station with a paramedic, police officer and mental health nurse on board, was on scene within two minutes of the 999 call being made.
An Ambulance, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor also attended but the 19-year-old, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of the car, a man, was in a serious condition following a collision with a tree.
“Ambulance staff immediately began to administer trauma care to the man.
“Despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, police and fire colleagues nothing could be done to save the man.”
His family have been informed and are being supported by a specially trained police officer.
Witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101.