Woman charged after girl killed in road collision

A woman has been charged with causing the death of six-year-old Jannatul Bakya by dangerous driving, after she was tragically killed in a Smethwick road collision on Saturday 28 July 2018.

The schoolgirl was with her father heading to prayers at a local mosque when she was struck by a vehicle at around 10.50pm while crossing Oldbury Road; she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jannatul Bakya

Six-year-old victim Jannatul Bakya

West Midlands Police arrested 27-year-old Andjele Vranjes of Beakes Road, Bearwood shortly after the collision.

She is due to appear at Walsall Magistrates Court this afternoon (28 March).

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