Tributes to teenager following fatal Walsall collision

Tributes have been paid to a 'witty and loving young man' who died following a collision in Rushall.

Arjun Singh Gandham was a passenger in a Seat Leon which hit a parked car on Pelsall Lane on Friday evening.

image of Arjun

The 19-year-old was sadly confirmed dead at the scene and we continue to investigate the circumstances around the collision. 

In a statement Arjun's family said: "Our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. Arjun was a hard working, witty and loving young man. Any room he entered lit up with laughter. 

"Arjun thrived on bringing people happiness and joy. We are devastated by the loss of Arjun but receiving so much support and seeing how much he was loved brings us great comfort. 

"We’d like to thank everyone who is visiting the memorial spot in Walsall for their kind words and beautiful gestures. In particular, we’d like to thank the local residents who supported Arjun during his final moments. It has brought out a great sense of community spirit." 

A 19-year-old man from the Seat Leon has since been discharged from hospital.

A man and woman from the parked Chevrolet Trax have also now been discharged, as was their nine-year-old daughter who was released at the weekend.

Our Serious Collision Investigation Team are continuing to appeal for information. We're still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, but has not yet spoken to officers, and may have dash cam footage.

Please contact the team via or speak to us on Live Chat on our website. Quote log 3882 of 26 March.

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