Sergeant Alan Wood, from the West Midlands Police  Collision Investigation Unit, has launched an investigation after a woman sadly died in a collision this morning (11/11).

Emergency services were called to Sutton New Road near to Erdington High Street, at around 3.45AM, following reports of a woman collapsed in the road.

It is believed that the woman was struck by a vehicle and officers continue to make enquiries to trace the vehicle involved.

The woman, believed to be in her thirties, was treated at the scene but it became apparent that nothing could be done to save her life.

Sergeant Wood, said: “We are keeping an open mind into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death as we appeal for information.

“We have officers trawling CCTV to establish if any vehicles were in the area and to help us identify them.

“We would ask anyone who was driving in the area of Sutton New Road near to Swan Gardens between 3am and 3.45am to contact me or one of my team as you may hold vital information that could help our investigation.

“The family of the woman have been informed and specialist officers continue to support them at this sad time.”

Sutton New Road near to Erdington High Street outbound will be closed this morning while officers continue their investigations.

Please call WMP on 101 if you have ANY information.