December 19, 2017
A taxi driver and his two passengers were among six people who died in a terrible road accident in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday 17th December. Three vehicles were directly involved, and three others sustained minor damage in trying to avoid the collision which took place on the Belgrave Middleway in Edgbaston. The three other men who died were thrown from their Audi on impact. There were seven other people also involved in the incident, one of whom is critical, four others who sustained non-life-threatening injuries and two who were discharged on scene.
Mr Mohammed’s employer noted that he was a hardworking and devoted family man who will be greatly missed.
Hard Working Family Man
The taxi driver was named as Imtiaz Mohammed, who was married with 6 children who are all under the age of 15. Mr Mohammed’s employer noted that he was a hardworking and devoted family man who will be greatly missed. It was reported that Mr Mohammed had called his wife only a short time before the accident to say that he was on the last job of the evening and would be home soon. Friends and family are organising a fund to help support the grieving widow and family.
Difficult and Upsetting
The emergency services were praised for being on the scene within two minutes of the incident. Dealing with the aftermath of the crash was described as “very difficult and upsetting” by the West Midlands Police. Debris from the accident was spread over a considerable distance. Some passers-by were criticised for showing a lack of humanity by photographing the scene and disrupting the emergency services rather than helping them. At the time of writing, West Midlands Police are still trying to establish exactly how the accident was caused and have appealed for any information.