Boy, 12, hurt by car on city street as man arrested in hit-and-run probe

Police were investigating a reported hit-and-run crash in which a 12-year-old boy was hurt. A man was arrested in connection with the collision.

West Midlands Police[1] said officers were called to Nineveh Road, Soho, at 4.40pm yesterday, Monday, May 13. The youngster was rushed to hospital, but his injuries were not life-changing.

A 37-year-old man was held on suspicion of failing to stop at an accident. He was in custody for questioning.

A spokesman said: “We were called to a report a child had been struck by a car on Nineveh Road, Birmingham[3] at 4.40pm yesterday. A 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which fortunately were not considered life-changing. We arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of failing to stop at an accident and he is currently in custody for questioning.”

Traffic data monitor Inrix posted: “Nineveh Road in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to police incident between A4040 Handsworth New Road and Bacchus Road.”

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