Biker mum and dad killed in ‘horrendous’ motorcycle crash leave behind five kids

A husband and wife biker couple were killed in a suspected hit-and-run in Birmingham, leaving behind five children.

The couple were travelling on a motorbike in Birmingham yesterday when it was involved in a collision with a Saab.

Both were confirmed dead at the scene a short time later.

West Midlands Police today (June 6) confirmed a 47-year-old man remained in custody after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Witnesses told how they desperately tried to save the couple as they lay dying on 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."

Saif added: "Lots of people were already with them and we checked for a pulse but there was nothing there. I think the man was already dead, he was bleeding so heavily, but the paramedics kept trying to revive the woman.

"It was quite traumatic hearing the collision and going over to see them dying.

"We assumed there was a crash because they happen a lot around here but this is the first time someone has died.

"I didn't know them but a guy was there who knew the man and he was calling him Mohammed Shadab."

The force said their initial enquiries suggested a blue Saab may have been involved in the collision but left the scene.

A car matching that description was found nearby, where police arrested the driver.

One woman, who wouldn't give her name, said the crash was captured on CCTV.

She said: "I saw the biker couple lying on the road after the crash then my neighbour showed me their CCTV.

"You can see the Saab speed past the bike to overtake and then the bike loses control after it's passed by.

"It didn't look like there was any contact, they just lost control."

Writing on a community Facebook site, one person said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Brother Mohammed Shadab and his beloved wife.

"They were both victims of a road traffic accident on Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green.

"They leave behind five young children."

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Grandfather-of-two Andrew Gott, 75, said: "We didn't notice until about 10 minutes after it happened when about four ambulances and several police cars had arrived.

"We saw the first person lying on the road in front of our house, the second person was about 10ft in front and the bike was another five feet down the road but facing backwards.

"I think the first person, the man, died immediately, but the paramedics, were working to save the woman for about an hour.

"From what I've heard they were husband and wife. If that's the case then that is horrendous.

"I think there may have been some road rage involved, maybe the Saab was cut up at the roundabout and that was the aggravation.

"This road is horrendous and there have been five crashes since Christmas which is ridiculous, the council needs to do something."

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