January 27, 2023

Boy killed on an e-scooter RISED BY DM NEWS DESKFor Dan Sanderson

Tributes have been paid to Mustafa, 12, who was killed in Birmingham yesterday (Image: Facebook)

This is the first photo of a 12-year-old boy killed while riding his e-scooter on his way to school.

Mustafa Madeem was on the Voi machine on his way to Saltley High School when the crash happened in Belchers Lane, Birmingham, shortly before 8am yesterday.

Emergency services arrived at the scene and closed the road during rush hour.

But despite the efforts of paramedics, Mustafa was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 12-year-old boy on an electric scooter has died this morning after being hit by a bus in Birmingham [Dec 6].  The collision took place outside McDonald's on Belchers Lane, Bordesley Green, just before 8am on Tuesday.  Caption: Police on Belchers Lane in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, where a 12-year-old boy on an electric scooter died after colliding with a bus on December 6, 2022

Police at the scene of the crash yesterday (Picture: BPM Media)

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His uncle Wakas Rashid told MailOnline that the family is devastated.

He said, “The family is devastated, as you can imagine. This is an incredibly sad time for all of us.

“They have been in the mosque all evening where friends and family have come to pay their respects.”

Mr Rashid said Mustafa was the second eldest of four siblings and had one brother and two sisters.

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A nearby store employee said: “He whizzed down the road on an e-scooter and then got hit by the bus.

“The road was closed for about two hours, that’s how long it will take the emergency services to get it out from under the bus.”

Announcing the news this afternoon, West Midlands Police said: ‘A boy sadly passed away today following a collision with a bus in Birmingham.

“The 12-year-old is believed to have been riding an e-scooter when he collided with a bus on Bordesley Green, near the junction with Belchers Lane, just before 8am.”

The statement added: “Unfortunately, death was confirmed at the scene. The road remains closed this afternoon as our detectives work to determine what happened.

“The young person’s family has been notified and is supported by specially trained agents.”

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘This is a terrible tragedy for the young boy’s family and friends, and our thoughts are with them at this time.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses, but would still like to hear from passengers on the bus that we have not yet spoken to, or from people who may have captured what happened on a dash cam.

“If people do have footage, we ask them not to share it on social media, but to send it to us so that we can help determine exactly what happened.”

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said it had sent two ambulances and two paramedics to the scene.

“He had sustained life-threatening injuries and was in critical condition,” the spokesman said.

“Unfortunately it became clear that nothing could be done to save him and he died on the spot.”

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