Restaurant worker Imran Khan, whose family live in the house hit by the car, described the scene shortly after the smash.
He said: “I came back to see the police and the ambulance.
“It was a shock, I was just worried about my family because normally everybody is in that living room and if the car had gone into the side of the house with such an impact the wall would have collapsed.
“But the damage is nothing compared to the life that’s gone.
“He was only a teenager. I didn’t know him personally as he was younger than me but I used to see him at Friday prayers and he seemed like a really good chap.
“My thoughts are with the families.”Terrible when a life is lost through …. well, what?
Student Abdigani Jamac, 19, lost control of the Volvo S40 he was driving in Nechells with four passengers in it.
He suffered fatal injuries in the crash and one of his passengers was also left seriously injured.
Birmingham Coroner’s Court heard how the accident happened in Duddeston Manor Road, at the junction with Little Francis Grove, just after midnight on August 2. Cyclist Darren McArthur told the inquest in a statement how the Volvo had driven past him before crashing.
“I heard a car come up behind me, accelerating hard and got up to quite a speed, it was weaving around, then skidded and hit the kerb and then hit the side of the house,” he said.Ah. Well, maybe mechanical failure could have been a fac…
A post-mortem examination revealed he died of injuries consistent with a car accident, while a toxicology report found cannabis in his system, which had also contributed to his death.
Police accident investigator Pc Darren McDonald said the 1998-plate Volvo had no registered keeper.
He also said Mr Jamac had never held a driving licence and the car had no insurance. An examination of the car also revealed that neither he nor his passengers were wearing seatbelts.
The officer concluded the accident was caused by Mr Jamac overtaking the cyclist at too high a speed and, due to his lack of driving experience, being unable to control the car when it skidded.
He added the fact the teenager had taken cannabis had contributed to the crash./facepalm
Area Coroner Emma Brown recorded a conclusion that Mr Jamac died as a result of a road traffic accident.Really?
I guess there’s no option to record ‘as a result of being a complete dickhead who we’re all far better off for no longer having to share the planet with’ on the form…