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Woman Dies In Birmingham Car Collision
A woman has died and three other people have been taken to hospital after several pedestrians were hit by a car in Birmingham.
Paramedics battled to save the woman at the scene and on the way to hospital but she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Among those hurt in the collision in Heybarnes Road, Small Heath, was a four-year-old boy who suffered suspected fractures to his pelvis and leg.
He had to be immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital by ambulance.
Two other pedestrians, a woman in her 20s and a two-year-old boy, were also taken to hospital.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicious of dangerous driving, West Midlands Police have said.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) spokeswoman said: "One pedestrian, a woman, sustained multiple injuries and was in cardiac arrest.
"Crews immediately commenced advanced life support at the scene but, due to her critical condition, they decided to 'scoop and run', conveying her by land ambulance on blue lights to Heartlands Hospital whilst they continued emergency treatment en route.
"Sadly despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and hospital medics, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later."
The male driver of the car was uninjured in the crash, which happened just before 1pm on Friday.