Woman driver charged with causing death of six-year-old girl

A woman driver has been charged with killing a six-year-old girl who died after being mowed down by a car as she crossed the road with her dad.

Tragic Jannatul Bakya was heading to prayers at a local mosque when she was struck by a vehicle at around 10.50pm last on July 28 last year.

The schoolgirl was pronounced dead by paramedics who rushed to the scene on Oldbury Road, in Smethwick, West Mids.

West Midlands Police said Andjele Vranjes had today (Thurs) been charged with casing death by dangerous driving

The 27-year-old, of Beakes Road, Bearwood, Birmingham, is due to appear at Walsall Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

Her dad previously paid tribute in a statement saying: “Jannatul, my youngest daughter, was always happy and cheerful. She always bought a smile to everybody’s face.

Jannatul Bakya – Credit;SWNS

“She will be greatly missed.

“I would ask that my family be given space to be able to grieve in private.”

At the time, Detective Constable Damian Gibson, from West Midlands Police’s collision investigation unit, said: “We are investigating the circumstances leading to this tragic event.

“The family are receiving support from family liaison officers and, our thoughts are them at this very sad time.”

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