UK: Immigrant Street Racing Madness

Daily Mail
October 29, 2013

These dramatic images show a horror crash which left two innocent people fighting for life after two young drivers raced each other side-by-side at speeds of up to 80mph.

Police civilian worker Furqaan Mohmed, 21, and 30-year old Mohammed Usman Patel challenged each other to a two mile road duel whilst driving their Vauxhall Astras through a town centre.

However, disaster struck as a BMW car unwittingly veered into their path as the pair roared alongside each other on the wrong side of the road towards a red light.


Their cars ploughed into the BMW, causing Patel’s Astra to spin out of control and collide with a parked Audi A3 as it mounted a kerb.

Before the Astra could come to a stop, it struck 12-year-old schoolboy Raheem Hussain as he walking home after an evening of prayers at the mosque.

The car then smashed into a bus shelter, hitting a 51-year-old pedestrian and flinging him under another vehicle parked nearby.

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A court heard that as witnesses tended to the injured, the drivers were overheard laughing, with one saying to the other: ‘We will never race again.’

It emerged the incident occurred whilst Patel was banned from driving.

Raheem suffered a bleed and swelling to his brain and multiple breaks to his leg, causing doctors to fear at one stage that they would have to amputate it.

He was kept in a medically induced coma for three weeks and underwent an operation to save his leg and a blood transfusion. His family home has had to be adapted to suit him as he may have to use a wheelchair for six months.

Marget trader Saleem Mogradia was in hospital for two weeks with a fractured arm which needed metal plates, broken ribs and a punctured lung.

He later revealed he had to quit his job after the injury and said: ‘This incident has had a huge impact. All my independence and dignity has gone.’

Two other people suffered minor injuries in the huge impact.

Today at Bolton Crown Court, Patel and Mohmed, both of Bolton, admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Patel also admitted perverting the course of justice, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

Patel was jailed for three years and 10 months, while Mohmed was sentenced to two years and eight months.

Both were banned from driving for four years.




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