A GRIEF-STRICKEN father has told how he desperately fought to save the life of his fatally injured son run over along with two men on the streets of Birmingham.
Tariq Jahan said he was trying to save the life of one of the victims when he learned that his son Haroon, had also been knocked over and was lying slumped on the road behind him.
The three men, aged 31, 30 and 20, were taken to City Hospital following the incident in Winson Green at about 1.15am today but doctors lost their battle to save them.
It is thought a group of 50 people were on the streets when the incident happened close to the Jet Filling Station on Dudley Road.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Mr Jahan said: “I didn’t see it with my own eyes. I heard a car coming at high speed. It was flying, then we heard a bang and heard a commotion. We started running towards the commotion.
“The first guy I found, I didn’t know him, but I started giving him CPR until a guy pointed out that the guy behind me was my son. I started giving him CPR.”
Describing his son as “very intelligent and very smart” he added: “People thanked me for the beahviour of my son. Today I lost my son.
“I can’t explain losing my son. It is not meant to be. A father goes before his son, not a son before his father.”
Appealing for calm, he added: “I don’t want the community to fall out with people that have got nothing to do with this, the community doesn’t need that.
“My family wants time to grieve my son. People should let the law deal with this, not the people. It is already bad enough without people taking the law into their own hands.”
Three ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and an incident support officer were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found around 80 people at the scene with resuscitation on going on three men.
“Crews used their advanced life support skills whilst police officers provided support. All three were taken on blue lights to hospital.
“Sadly, despite their best efforts, it was not possible to save two of the men who were confirmed dead shortly after arrival.”
The third man died later
West Midlands Police were today questioning a man in connection with the incident that was being treated as murder.
A force spokesman said: “Detectives investigating the death of three men following a road traffic collision in Birmingham this morning will today question a 32-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
“It is understood the three man – aged 31, 30 and 20 – were on foot in Dudley Road in the Winson Green area of the city when they were in collision with a car.
“All later died from their injuries in hospital.
“Officers arrested the man nearby and also recovered a vehicle which will be examined by forensics experts.”