Birmingham City Council Leader Cllr Ian Ward has pledged to work with West Midlands Police and Edgbaston MP Preet Kaur Gill to improve road safety at the scene of last month's tragic car crash at Lee Bank Middleway.

Six people were killed in the early hours of Sunday 17 December 2017 and Police investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Stressing the importance of those investigations, Cllr Ward said: "This was a horrific and heartbreaking incident and it's absolutely essential that we understand the factors that contributed to such a tragic loss of life.

"Our highways staff are working closely with West Midlands Police to identify the precise cause of this awful crash and once we fully understand those factors, we will continue to work with the Police to improve road safety and reduce traffic speeds along this section of road."

Edgbaston MP Preet Kaur Gill, whose constituency the tragic accident occurred in, added: "The people of Birmingham were left stunned by this horrific incident and six people tragically lost their lives.

“Lessons must be learned and I welcome Birmingham City Council's commitment to improving safety once the investigations are complete. In the meantime I’ll be talking to the council about the potential for interim safety measures. I’ve made it absolutely clear that action must be taken to reduce the risk of future crashes on this stretch of road.”