Two children have been killed after their car was hit by a car that was allegedly involved in a street race along a main road.

A 23-month-old toddler and a boy, 10, were pronounced dead at the scene while their mother was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

They were in a BMW with their family when their car was hit by the driver of a blue Audi A3 which had been racing with a White Bentley GTC through Wolverhampton shortly before 9pm.

 

An Audi A3 which was involved in the crash – the driver fled from the scene (Picture: SnapperSK)
Pictured,14/3/19 8.45pm , Birmingham New Road , Wolverhampton , West Midlands at the junction of Lawnswood Avenue, after two children aged 2 and 10 year or 3 and 6 year (Confirmed under 10 years) are killed after a Blue Audi A3 and a White Bentley GTC collide with a White 3 series BMW carrying the victims and their family. The two children - Both Boys- suffer catastophic fatal injuries at the scene on traffic light crossroads during a road race between the Audi and Bentley. The Audi driver ran as did the bentley driver. This stretch of road is subject to a court order banning race type activitiy. The bentley driver returned to the scene and was arrested. The Mother of the victims (injured) was transported to hopistal along with another child from the BMW. The road was closed for approximatley six hours while forensic collision investigators examined the scene.
Two children were killed in a BMW and their mother was taken to hospital (Picture: SnapperSK)
Pictured,14/3/19 8.45pm , Birmingham New Road , Wolverhampton , West Midlands at the junction of Lawnswood Avenue, after two children aged 2 and 10 year or 3 and 6 year (Confirmed under 10 years) are killed after a Blue Audi A3 and a White Bentley GTC collide with a White 3 series BMW carrying the victims and their family. The two children - Both Boys- suffer catastophic fatal injuries at the scene on traffic light crossroads during a road race between the Audi and Bentley. The Audi driver ran as did the bentley driver. This stretch of road is subject to a court order banning race type activitiy. The bentley driver returned to the scene and was arrested. The Mother of the victims (injured) was transported to hopistal along with another child from the BMW. The road was closed for approximatley six hours while forensic collision investigators examined the scene.
Investigations have been taking place at the scene throughout the night (Picture: SnapperSK)

They suffered catastrophic injuries at a set of traffic lights when their car was hit on Birmingham New Road – a stretch known for illegal street races.

Sources said the Audi driver fled the scene while the Bentley driver drove off before later returning to the scene. Police confirmed a man, 31, from the Bentley was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: ‘This is an extremely tragic set of circumstances which has left a family totally devastated. Staff from our dedicated family liaison unit are now supporting them.

‘I would appeal directly to the driver of the Audi to make contact with us. You may not be fully aware of the full tragic circumstances but you now need to speak to us.

‘I would also ask the public who have any information or recall seeing a blue Audi S3 and a white Bentley Continental convertible travelling along the Birmingham New Road to make contact.

‘The investigation is in its early stages and I would also ask the public to think about the family at this tragic time and not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding the collision.’

Pictured,14/3/19 8.45pm , Birmingham New Road , Wolverhampton , West Midlands at the junction of Lawnswood Avenue, after two children aged 2 and 10 year or 3 and 6 year (Confirmed under 10 years) are killed after a Blue Audi A3 and a White Bentley GTC collide with a White 3 series BMW carrying the victims and their family. The two children - Both Boys- suffer catastophic fatal injuries at the scene on traffic light crossroads during a road race between the Audi and Bentley. The Audi driver ran as did the bentley driver. This stretch of road is subject to a court order banning race type activitiy. The bentley driver returned to the scene and was arrested. The Mother of the victims (injured) was transported to hopistal along with another child from the BMW. The road was closed for approximatley six hours while forensic collision investigators examined the scene.
Wreckage seen on the roadside following the crash (Picture: Snapper SK)
Pictured,14/3/19 8.45pm , Birmingham New Road , Wolverhampton , West Midlands at the junction of Lawnswood Avenue, after two children aged 2 and 10 year or 3 and 6 year (Confirmed under 10 years) are killed after a Blue Audi A3 and a White Bentley GTC collide with a White 3 series BMW carrying the victims and their family. The two children - Both Boys- suffer catastophic fatal injuries at the scene on traffic light crossroads during a road race between the Audi and Bentley. The Audi driver ran as did the bentley driver. This stretch of road is subject to a court order banning race type activitiy. The bentley driver returned to the scene and was arrested. The Mother of the victims (injured) was transported to hopistal along with another child from the BMW. The road was closed for approximatley six hours while forensic collision investigators examined the scene.
The driver of a Bentley also ran off from the scene following the fatal collision (Picture: Snapper SK)
VIARichard Hartley-Parkinso
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