Police are still investigating the circumstances of the Birmingham car crash this weekend which led to the death of 6 people.
In a press conference at West Midlands police headquarters, super intendant Mr Sean Phillips confirmed officers were investigating whether all those involved were wearing seatbelts and whether any of the vehicles exceeded the 40mph speed limit on the two-lane Lee Bank Middleway.
<a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/14214-Freak-Car-Accident-Claims-Six-Lives">As we reported yesterday, the police were surprised that not more victims were affected when they saw the results of the accident </a>.
Local neighbours have declared that the road was sometimes used for racing:
Mr Sean Phillips: “It is way too early to speculate on the causes of the accident. It will take some time to unpick the scene and understand exactly what’s happened.”
“What I can say is that we’re looking at all sorts of conditions including road conditions – we’re aware the road was gritted at 5pm last night – but that’s just one factor of many we’re considering.
“There are a whole host of questions that I’m sure we all want answered – particularly, most importantly, the families of those involved. We need to go through the procedures with a dedicated team of specialist officers and as soon as we have that information it will be released as soon as possible to those involved.”
It is however striking that one of the victims of the Birmingham crash was a Muslim drug dealer who had only recently been freed from prison. 25-year-old Mr Kasar Jehangir (in November last year he was jailed for three years for drug offences) was filmed in 2015 during a 130mph chase in which he could be seen throwing heroin from an Audi, similar to the one involved in Sunday morning’s crash.
He was in an Audi with Mr Tauqeer Hussain, 26-years-old and another man of who had been convicted of similar crimes, Mr Mohammed Fahsa, 30-years-old.
The driver of the taxi meanwhile, Mr Imtiaz Mohammed, a father-of-six, along with a man aged 42 and a woman aged 43 died after the vehicle was smashed on its side, probably after a collusion with Mr Jehangir’s Audi.