Neighbours reveal hearing a 'loud bang' after man and woman's motorbike crashed in 'hit-and-run' as man, 47, arrested

Neighbours reveal hearing a 'loud bang' after man and woman's motorbike crashed in 'hit-and-run' as man, 47, arrested

HORRIFIED neighbours heard a loud bang after a man and woman were killed in a suspected hit-and-run while on their motorbike.

The couple were on the bike in Birmingham yesterday when they collided with a Saab.


They were both tragically declared dead at the scene despite paramedics and witnesses battling to save them.

A 47-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the Saab was discovered nearby remains in custody.

Locals today told how they rushed out to help the couple as they lay dying in the road.

Saif Minhas, 47, a dad-of-four, said: "We heard a bang from the road and ran out.

"There were two people lying on the floor on the other side of the road and bleeding heavily.


"The bike was ahead of them facing down the road.

"The car wasn't there so must've driven off.

"Lots of people were already with them and we checked for a pulse but there was nothing there."

Grandfather-of-two Andrew Gott, 75, said: "From what I've heard they were husband and wife.

"If that's the case then that is horrendous.

"This road is horrendous and there have been five crashes since Christmas which is ridiculous, the council needs to do something."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.  

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police collision investigation unit, said: "A man and woman have tragically died and our first thoughts are with their family members and friends at this traumatic time.

"It's still unclear exactly what happened and we're in the process of trying to trace, and speak to, anyone who was in the area at the time.

"We're particularly keen to hear from anybody who has dash cam footage.
 
"We'll be doing all we can to support those who have lost loved ones tonight and I'd urge people to think of them and not widely speculate.

"Please come to us with what information you have so we can help them by getting answers."

Police can be contacted via live chat or calling 101, quoting log 3173 of 5/6/21.

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