9th Dec, 2019

Woman hit by car on the Bunbury Road in Northfield has died in hospital

AN ELDERLY woman who was hit by a car on the Bunbury Road in Northfield on Wednesday has died in hospital.

Eugenia Petrou, 78, was on the zebra crossing, near to the junctions of Hole Lane and Overbury Road around 4.55pm, when she was hit by a Ford Fiesta.

Paying tribute to Eugenia, her family said they were truly devastated to have lost a loving, caring mother and grandmother who was also a much-loved figure in the local Greek community.

“We send our heartfelt thanks to all those who tried to help my mother on the day of the collision, and ask that anybody who witnessed the incident to get in contact with the police to help them with their investigation.

“We also respectfully ask that we are given time and privacy to grieve at what is an extremely difficult time for the family and her friends.”

Sgt Alan Wood from West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the family at this tragic time.

“The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting us with our enquiries and we are appealing to anyone who saw what happened to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with any information on the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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