West Yorkshire Police are continuing to investigate and appeal for witnesses to a fatal collision in Bradford.
Specialist officers are continuing to support the family of the 39-year-old woman who lost her life as enquiries continue into the collision at the junction of Hinchcliffe Street and Beech Terrace.
Mother-of-five, Iram Shahzadi, was on her way to collect her younger child from Lapage Primary School on Barkerend Road. She was hit by a grey Citroen C1 at about 3pm on Monday 10th May. She, sadly, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the car had fled from the scene of the accident.
A 41-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the crash and remains in police custody. Following further investigations he has now also been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Mrs Shazadi’s family have said they are in shock and traumatised. She’s been described as a ‘beautiful and kind loving soul’.
Her cousin Shab on Janaza Announcement’s Facebook page said: “She was my beautiful cousin. She was on her way to school to collect her daughter not knowing what was ahead. She’s gone in this beautiful month of Ramadan. May Allah swt give her a beautiful place in Jannah give sabr to her five beautiful children. Miss you my sister, you didn’t deserve this.”
Officers are aware of rumour suggesting the car involved was being chased by police just before the collision. The force confirmed these rumours are incorrect and that the Citroen C1 was not being pursued by the police.
Chief Inspector Daniel Ware, of Bradford District Police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this fatal collision and are supporting the victim’s family at what is clearly a devastating time for them.
“I want to thank residents and witnesses who have come forward with information to support the police investigation, and continue to urge witnesses who we may not have spoken with to contact us.
“Anyone who can assist our enquiries with information and dashcam or CCTV/phone footage is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police via 101 or online using www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting log 1040 of 10/05.”