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Family pay tribute to woman killed in Birmingham collision

The family of a woman who died following a collision in Birmingham have told of their devastation at her loss.

Sarah Handley was the passenger in a Ford Fiesta which had been involved in a police pursuit on Saturday (17 August) shortly before it collided with a Volkswagen Golf in Crocketts Road, Birmingham.

The 28-year-old from West Bromwich, was taken to hospital but despite the best efforts of medical professionals she sadly died. 

Sarah Handley
Sarah Handley, aged 28 

Her family, who are being supported by a specialist family liaison officer, said in a statement: “We are devastated to have lost Sarah who was a loved mother, daughter, sister and aunty.  As a family we respectfully request privacy to grieve at what is a very difficult time for us." 

Adrian Paskin, of no fixed address, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving with no insurance and driving without a licence. The 34-year-old appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded into custody to appear before Birmingham Crown Court on Monday 16 September.  

Three people from the Volkswagen Golf suffered minor injuries and one person was taken to hospital to be checked over.

The force’s Professional Standards Department was informed as well as the Independent Office for Police Conduct, as is normal procedure in a collision where a police vehicle is involved. 

Anyone with information can call the Collision Investigation Unit police on 101 quoting log number 2488 17 August.

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