Vehicle failed to stop after fracturing schoolgirls skull

A schoolgirl is critically ill in hospital with multiple injuries following a hit and run in Stourbridge last night.

An off-duty West Midlands Police officer found the 15-year-old in Grange Lane, Lye, just before 10pm with broken legs, a fractured skull and internal injuries.

Officers are investigating reports that a light grey or light blue coloured vehicle was involved in the collision but failed to stop at the scene – and investigators are now urging anyone who saw the crash, or who has any information, to contact them.

A spokesman said: "The girl is very poorly in hospital. It’s shocking to think someone could leave a child seriously hurt in the street, drive off and make no effort to get her medical treatment.

"Clearly this is distressing for the girls family at any time of the year, but to happen just days before Christmas is truly heart-breaking."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and two ambulance officers to the scene. The girl was treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital. After being anaesthetised there, a trauma doctor was called and he travelled with her in an ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for specialist care. 

On arrival there, she was described as critical but stable.”

If anyone saw what happened, was driving in the area at the time, or has any suspicions over who may have been involved, then they should contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.


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