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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.

Bradford’s horror smashes continue

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Teen dies in fatal road traffic collision

Amjad Malik, a father from Bradford whose son was tragically killed in a car crash two years ago, says he is ‘very shocked’ following a horror smash on Tuesday 27th September  which resulted in the death of a teenage passenger.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the fatal, single-vehicle, road traffic collision in Bradford.  

Amjad said: “The local community, the council and the police need to get their hands out of their pockets and stop these young guys that are travelling at fatal speeds.

“Leeds Road, Shipley Airedale Road and Barkerend Road, they all need speed cameras.”

The collision happened at about 12.15am when a silver Seat Leon travelling along the Shipley Airedale Road left the road and collided with a barrier, close to the junction with Leeds Road.  

One of the two occupants, a 17-year-old male from Bradford, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old man from Bradford, was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.  

He was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.  

Amjad, whose 15-year-old son Saliq was killed as a result of dangerous driving, said that Bradford Council’s response to such incidents in the past had been ‘upsetting’.

“The response we got from Bradford Council [after petitioning for speed prevention projects across the city] is that there are not enough deaths on the road to put speed cameras up, because they cost too much,” he said.

Response to the smash on Facebook has reiterated Amjad’s worries.

One user wrote: “I don't want to speculate about this case for obvious reasons, but let's be honest, the whole place is wrecked because of arrogant young males who have no regard for anyone on the roads.

“Then when they kill themselves or others, the faux grief and... sympathy they are given is the last insult to those decent people endangered by those.... EVERY DAY.

“Sorry, but the whole place is f....d and that's an undeniable fact known by those who risk dying every time they just want to get around Bradford.

“These two might have only been at the age of naivety and irresponsibility, paying with life because of that, but they are the product of the culture which let's face it, is never going to change and if you think my status is offensive you are just a big a part of the problem.”