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22-year-old Audi RS horror crash victim was ‘a loving and caring son’

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Tributes to the young man continue on Facebook, with hundreds of people saying what a loving, caring young man he was, who’d never been in any kind of trouble

A 22-year-old Bradford man has tragically lost his life in a horrifying car crash.

Law graduate Shumas Fakeer was a passenger in a blue Audi RS4, which collided with a tree and a lamppost on Bradford Road in Bingley, shortly after 4 am on Sunday 26th February.

Shumas, of Frizinghall, Bradford was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver, also from Bradford, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Following the crash the 24-year-old driver of the Audi was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving - he has since been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police now believe that a second vehicle, driving in tandem with the car, may have played a part in the accident. Two men, aged 23 and 24, who were in the black Volkswagen Golf, have been arrested.

It is thought that the two cars travelled through Heaton and along Toller Lane, before heading into Cottingley and then Bingley, which is where the tragic accident occurred.

Since the terrible news broke, tributes to the young man continue on Facebook, with hundreds of comments saying what a loving, caring young man he was, who’d never been in any kind of trouble.

“Lovely guy and will be missed at work,” a colleague posted.

The Bingley Green party posted to their Facebook page, paying tribute to the young man.

“Sad news about the accident on Bradford Road. Another promising young live lost[sic],” they wrote.

Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, paid tribute to the victim and called for the police and the council to take the action needed to avoid future accidents.

“My heart goes out to the family of Shumas. They must be devastated, and it is hard to imagine the pain they will be going through.

“I very much hope that the Police and Bradford Council will review closely if any lessons can be learned from this terrible accident to ensure we can avoid any repeats of this dreadful incident on this stretch of road.”

Police are now appealing for witnesses who may have seen the accident take place.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The Major Collision and Enquiry Team is now appealing for information about a black VW Golf which is believed to have been travelling in tandem with the Audi at the time of the collision."

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101.

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‘Kill speed, save lives’

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CAMPAIGNING: Amjad Malik (left) is gathering signatures across Bradford in an attempt to get speed cameras installed on three major roads

CAMPAIGNING: Amjad Malik (left) is gathering signatures across Bradford in an attempt to get speed cameras installed on three major roads

Bradford family launch petition to protect city’s drivers

A bereaved father, whose son was tragically killed in a car accident last year, has launched his own petition in an attempt to keep other drivers safe on Bradford’s busiest roads.

Amjad Malik, from Eccleshill, is attempting to gather 2,000 signatures in support of installing speed cameras on Leeds Road, Killinghall Road and Barkerend Road.

On 14th September 2014, Mr Malik’s 15-year-old son, Saliq, was involved in a serious crash on Gilpin Street, whereby the car he was travelling in collided with a metal pole and wall.

Despite being rushed to hospital, the teenager sadly passed away and now Mr Malik and his family want to ensure no other families suffer a similar loss.

“So far we have nearly 300 signatures online and in paper form and are on track to meet our 26th October target,” he said.

“It is extremely important that we do what we can to stop the loss of life due to avoidable car accidents in these accident black spots across Bradford.

ACCIDENTS: Leeds Road is one ‘accident black spot’ Mr Malik hopes to see speed cameras installed on

ACCIDENTS: Leeds Road is one ‘accident black spot’ Mr Malik hopes to see speed cameras installed on

“Speed cameras will slow down drivers who are speeding in excess of 50 to 70mph on some of these roads at night, and ultimately they could save a life.”

The speed camera petition has been arranged by Mr Malik and his family via their recently launched project – Consequences of Reckless Driving (CORD).

Operating out of a base on Manningham Road, they aim to raise awareness around the issues of dangerous driving by speaking with the community through schools, community centres and other institutions.

Mr Malik adds: “The petition is part of CORD and is one of the first things we hope to achieve as a real organisation.

“Since Saliq’s crash last year, around 20 to 25 serious road traffic accidents have happened on these busy roads and we are trying to stop this trend.

“So far we have established connections with local schools and are hoping to speak with mosque committees in an attempt to spread the message.

“I would ask everyone to sign the petition and help make our roads safer to drive on.”

If you would like to sign the petition online, please visit: epetition.bradford.public-i.tv/epetition_core/view/ThinkSpeedThinkSaliq

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