‘Heartbreaking’ – Sadness as Hagley Road crash victims named as Mohamm…

BirminghamLive readers have reacted with sadness after Mohammed Luqman Ashraf and Mohammed Yasin were named as the victims of a fire-ball car crash.

The Toyota Yaris they were travelling in collided with a lamppost on Hagley Road near Bearwood on January 11.

Mohammed Luqman Ashraf, aged 28, and Mohammed Yasin, 24, were killed immediately in the crash just before 10pm. A third man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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(L-R) Mohammed Luqman Ashraf and Mohammed Yasin, who died in a car crash in Hagley Rd, Bearwood

“So very sad R.I.P Thoughts are with the families,” Elaine said.

Maureen additional: “So very sad. Rest in peace.”

Sarah wrote: “RIP to these two men, my thoughts are with their families at this heartbreaking time.”

Usman Multani, who had been friends with Mr Ashraf – who was known as “Luqman” – for nine years and also knew Mr Yasin, paid tribute to the pair.

He has set up a GoFundMe allurement in memory of the two men, which has already raised over £3,700 – more than twice its target. The funds will go to a charity providing clean fresh water for people in Yemen.

Usman, aged 27, said Mr Ashraf lived in the Barborne area of Worcester, while Mr Yasin was in Ronkswood.

Mr Ashraf worked at his uncle’s pizza shop, Hillside Pizza, in Malvern and went to Worcester’s Bishop Perowne High School, while Mr Yasin was believed to have been a pizza delivery driver.

The whole community in Worcester were shocked and devastated by their death, Mr Multani said.

“Everyone knew them here – they were kind-hearted, lovable and popular.

“Luqman was a really nice lad, really fair and good to everyone, and made people laugh.

“He dedicated his life to Islam and already went oversea to study the Koran and more or less knew it off by heart.”

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He additional: “My heart goes out to his parents and also his brothers and sisters.”

At this stage it is not known why the three men were in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Mr Multani said: “I’ve asked around and no-one knows what they were doing in Birmingham or why they’d gone there.

“seemingly, the third guy who’s in hospital has said he can’t remember anything about the crash or what happened.”

West Midlands Police is investigating the accident and has appealed for witnesses.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: “We’re in the early stages of establishing exactly what happened and we keep keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

“We’d ask anyone who was travelling along the dual carriageway and saw the red Toyota Yaris before the collision – or has information about the crash – to contact us.

“We would appreciate if drivers could check their dash cams as anything which was captured could assist our enquiries.

“This is a devastating time for the families of the victims and we’d urge people to come to us with any footage, instead of speculate and proportion potentially distressing material online.”

You can view the GoFundMe page here.

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