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Teenager dies from crash injuries

A TEENAGE girl has died after being in collision with a car.

A TEENAGE girl has died after being in collision with a car.

Sophia Holder, aged 14, from Yardley Wood, was injured near to the Texaco service station on Alcester Road South, King's Heath, shortly before 9pm on Saturday (September 27).

Police said she died in hospital on Sunday. Two ambulances, a critical care practitioner and two doctors from the West Midlands Care Team emergency doctor scheme were sent to the scene.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "The teenager had suffered a serious head injury as well as a broken right leg, chest injuries and breathing difficulties.

"On arrival, crews immediately started treating her and assisting her breathing.

"After being immobilised at the scene, she was taken with both of the doctors riding on the ambulance - and with a police escort - to Birmingham Children's Hospital, where medics were awaiting her arrival.

The car driver was unhurt."

An inquest was due to be opened today (October 3).



Cathrina Hulse
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