By Kyle James  |  12-18-2017   News
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A horrific car accident claimed six lives Sunday morning in Birmingham after a taxi cab and another vehicle collided on a freeway underpass. 33-year-old Imtiaz Mohammed is a father of six and was working as a cab driver when he was killed in the accident.

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The cab also had a 42-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman riding as passengers when the cab ended up on its side at the underpass entrance on Lee Bank Middleway.

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Three other men were also killed when they were ejected from the car during the crash around 1 a.m. Sunday. West Midlands Police confirmed the ages of the three other victims are 25, 26 and 30.

A fourth passenger in the vehicle, which is believed to be an Audi S3, remains in the hospital in critical condition. Police say all of the victims are local to the Birmingham area.

The brother of the deceased cab driver is Noorshad Mohammed, 32, and he says his brother called his wife moments before the crash saying, "It was his last job of the night… That was the last time she spoke to him."

Mohammed's father, Ikhtiar, recalls how his heart sank when he saw police at his door at 5 a.m. Sunday morning. "I knew there was something wrong, as soon as I saw them," Ikhtiar said.

"I thought to myself, 'which of my sons is hurt', I just knew something was seriously wrong," he said. His father also said Imtiaz's wife is still in shock and she is faced with raising their five daughters and son, all under 15, on her own.

Mohammed was operating as a cab driver for Castle Cars, a Sandwell and Birmingham based taxi service. Debbie Ormsby of the company said in a statement, "Imtiaz was a wonderful young hard-working family man… He was loved and respected by all who worked with him and he will be greatly missed."

A GoFundMe has been started to help the victim's family. One victim from the other car has been identified as Tauqeer Hussain and his family declined to comment. Police say three other cars also collided while trying to avoid the crash.

West Midlands Ambulance Service responded to the scene with five ambulances and three paramedics who described the scene as "extensive and extremely complex." A total of 13 patients were treated and 40 firefighters helped secure the scene after the horrifying crash.

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Source: https://news.sky.com/story/taxi-driver-killed-in-birmingham-horror-crash-called-wife-to-say-he-was-heading-home-11176005

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