Drug driver killed himself and 5 others in sickening 94mph crash
AHORRIFIC crash which claimed the lives of six people in Birmingham was caused by a drugged-up driver who lost control of an Audi S3 with two faulty tyres at high speed, a coroner ruled.
The high performance hatchback driver, who was “on the balance of probability” Kasar Jehangir, and passengers Mohammed Fasha and Tanqeer Hussain were all hurled from the vehicle when it struck a taxi in Belgrave Middleway after travelling at up to 100mph.
They were killed instantly, Wednesday’s inquest heard. One was ejected through the sun roof and another through the boot hatch.
Taxi driver Imtiaz Mohammed and passengers Lucy Davis and Lee Jenkins also died.
A Toyota Yaris was then struck by the taxi and six other vehicles were also involved in the accident at 1am on December 17.
Recording that three occupants of the Audi died as a result of a road traffic collision, Coroner Louise Hunt said: “Due to the speed of the Audi driver it was impossible for the taxi driver or Toyota Yaris driver to react. I find on the balance of probability Kasar Jehangir was the driver of the Audi.
“None of the Audi occupants were wearing seat belts and two tyres on the Audi were defective. The two passengers of the taxi were wearing seat belts but the taxi driver wasn’t and isn’t required by law to do so.
“The cause of the collision was due to the Audi driving at speed of between 94mph and 100mph and losing control round a bend, the driver Mr Jehangir having also taken cannabis, and excessive tyres.
“Due to the taxi driver having drugs in his system I will send a letter to Birmingham City Council asking what checks are made in regards to taxi drivers.
“I would like to offer all the families my condolences and that you can remember your loved ones as you described them.”
> The crash scene, and right, victims (from top) Lucy Davis, Lee Jenkins, and Imtiaz Mohammed