Friend records high-speed car ride through Birmingham before dangerous driver crashes and kills him

This is the chilling mobile phone footage taken by a passenger of his banned friend driving at speeds of 100mph before he crashes into a tree and kills him.

Hasan Razzaq holds a bottle of vodka as the Honda Civic is being driven erratically, with the engine roaring, by his pal Uzaifa Ahmed through Small Heath in the early hours of April 3, 2021.

Ahmed, 27, is driving on the wrong side of the road and dangerously overtook a car on Garrison Lane, Bordesley Green, before he lost control, mounted the pavement and crashed into a tree at speeds estimated between 60mph and 65mph.

Read: Banned driver drank vodka before speeding and crashing into tree, killing his best friend

Ahmed, who was then subject to a suspended sentence for driving offences, was thrown from the vehicle, which belonged to his father, by the force of the collision.

Uzaifa Ahmed
Uzaifa Ahmed

He then fled the scene leaving his gravely injured friend in the wreckage.

Ahmed later handed himself in at a police station, while 25-year-old Hasan of Gibson Road, Handsworth, died of catastrophic brain injuries on April 18.

Ahmed, of Daniels Road, Bordesley Green, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (28 January) to death by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident, driving with no insurance and breach of suspended sentence.

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He admitted through his counsel that he had been drinking.

Ahmed was jailed for eight years, eleven months and will be banned from driving for nine years and five months.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from our serious collision investigation unit said: “Hasan’s death is simply tragic. A young man has sadly lost his life.

“Ahmed’s actions were irresponsible and dangerous. Leaving his friend was cowardly and unforgiveable.

“My thoughts remain with Hasan’s family at this very sad time.

“We believe Ahmed fled the scene as he was likely over the drink drive limit and this sad case highlights the dangers of being reckless at the wheel.”

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“Ahmed has clearly shown no regard for anyone else. He was already a disqualified driver, driving a powerful car without insurance and in a manner that any other road user would clearly see as being dangerous.

“His actions have led to the death of a young man and not only that but he removed himself from the scene to avoid taking responsibility for his actions.”

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