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Tributes to the tragic teenager killed on busy Coventry Road

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a Yardley teenager, who died in a road crash last weekend

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a Yardley teenager, who died in a road crash last weekend

Nineteen-year-old Kirsty Malin, a former Solihull College student, was knocked over as she crossed the Coventry Road, late on Saturday evening.

Friends, paying tribute on the website Facebook, have described the moments following the crash, as ambulance crews battled to save Kirsty’s life.

Harriet Burton wrote: “I can’t believe I watched your life slip away before my eyes.

“I saw you take your last breath on this earth, very few know the pain we suffered that night.”

It’s thought that Kirsty’s boyfriend, Sean Brady, age 22, was with her when the collision happened, at just after midnight.

The crash took place near to the New Inn Pub, where the young couple were regulars.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said that their paramedics found the teenager with severe head injuries

“Attempts were made at the scene to resuscitate the woman who had been seriously injured,” said a spokesman.

“Those attempts continued en route to Heartlands hospital where, sadly, she was confirmed dead.”

The driver of the Renault Clio, an 18-year-old, from Solihull, received minor injuries. She was treated at the scene and didn’t need hospital treatment.

Two male passengers, also in their teens, suffered arm and back injuries and were taken to City Hospital - but not thought to be in a serious condition.

By Monday, more than 200 people had joined the Facebook group and bunches of flowers had been left at the scene of the crash.

West Midlands Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward - call 0345 113 5000.



Cathrina Hulse
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