Five young girls orphaned in ‘hit-and-run’ crash as driver arrested

FIVE girls have been orphaned after their parents were killed in a hit-and-run crash.

The daughters are all aged under 15 and lived near to the smash.

Five daughters have been orphaned after a suspected hit-and-runCredit: SWNS

Tributes poured in for the couple

Tributes poured in for the coupleCredit: SWNS

Mohammed Shadab and his wife died on scene

Mohammed Shadab and his wife died on sceneCredit: SWNS

Dad Mohammed Shadab and his wife died on scene after a car hit their motorbike in Birmingham yesterday.

Tributes poured in for the couple. Shania Speers wrote: “This is my sister and brother-in-law. They have left behind five beautiful kids.”

Uzmaan Ali posted added: “The guy who has passed away was a very pleasant man. He was humble and always meant well.”

Aisha Fatima wrote: “My heart’s breaking for his five daughters who not only lost their father but their mother too.”

A neighbour of the couple said: “Mo was a lovely bloke. They had five daughters, the oldest being 15.”

West Midlands Police DS Paul Hughes appealed for witnesses, adding: “Our thoughts are with the victims’ family members and friends at this traumatic time.”

Mohammed and his unnamed wife were both declared dead at the scene despite paramedics and witnesses battling to save them.

A 47-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the Saab was discovered nearby remains in custody.

Locals told how they rushed out to help the couple as they lay dying in the road.

Saif Minhas, 47, a dad-of-four, said: “We heard a bang from the road and ran out.

“There were two people lying on the floor on the other side of the road and bleeding heavily.

“The bike was ahead of them facing down the road.

“The car wasn’t there so must’ve driven off.

The fatal collision left five girls under 15 orphaned

The fatal collision left five girls under 15 orphanedCredit: @SnapperSK

The motorbike the pair were riding was allegedly hit by a car which failed to stop

The motorbike the pair were riding was allegedly hit by a car which failed to stopCredit: @SnapperSK

West Midlands Police at the scene of the fatal 'hit and run'

West Midlands Police at the scene of the fatal ‘hit and run’Credit: @SnapperSK

“Lots of people were already with them and we checked for a pulse but there was nothing there.”

Grandfather-of-two Andrew Gott, 75, said: “This road is horrendous and there have been five crashes since Christmas which is ridiculous, the council needs to do something.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.  

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