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.
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.’