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University of Birmingham student killed in car crash

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving


Asad Hussain, a 22-year-old Birmingham law student, was pronounced dead on Sunday afternoon (March 3rd), after his Honda Civic plunged into a ditch off Forge Lane, Dewsbury.

A 20-year-old female passenger was also in the car at the time. She suffered minor injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

West Yorkshire Police were called to the scene and arrested a 23-year-old woman on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She remained in police custody on March 3rd.

A member of Hussain's family, Kirklees councillor Mussarat Pervaiz, told the ExaminerLive how she had known him since he was a little boy.

She said: "I understand he was in the car with his sister, Aroosa, and were on their way back home after visiting a local gym.

"He was such a bright young lad and there are not enough words to say how we are all feeling at the moment.

"All his friends are outside crying in the street.

"He was a very kind-hearted young man and was raising money to do charity work in countries where poverty is extreme and was going to go out and dig some wells with his friends.

"The family were due to fly out to Pakistan next week for a wedding but instead they will be attending their son's funeral service at the mosque on North Road, Ravensthorpe."

Police are still appealing to witnesses to contact them on 101, quoting log number 840 of 3/3/2019, if they have any information pertaining to the incident that occurred on Sunday.

Hussain's friends have set up a Go Fund Me page in his memory.