Thousands attend funeral of crash victim as family describe him as “best child you could ask for”

More than a thousand people attended the funeral of 20-year-old car crash victim Hasan Hussain, who sadly died after a fatal collision involving two cars in Bradford earlier this week, as family described him as “the best child you could ask for”.

The accident happened as Hasan was travelling home from work shortly after midnight on 27 December on Whetley Lane, near to the junction with Fairbank Road in Manningham.

It is believed two cars, a grey Vauxhall Astra and a grey Peugeot 107 crashed and then collided with two other parked cars.

20-year-old Hasan, who worked as an apprentice legal worker at Bradford law firm Alison Law Solicitors, was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary, but sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after.

More than a thousand mourners gathered at the the Madni Jamia Masjid in Thornbury, to pay their final respects.

Hasan’s uncle struggled to control his emotions as he described his nephew as “the best child you could ask for”.

He said: “We are devastated and absolutely shattered, he was the diamond in our lives.

“He was his parents’ only son and had three sisters who all loved him to bits, he treated them like his babies.

“He worked two jobs to support himself, at the law firm and at BBQ Express in Toller Lane, and he was coming from there when it happened.

“He rang his mum and said he would be bringing some food home and to keep his sisters up, he had some of his favourite ice cream with him too.

“He wanted to work because he didn’t want to be a burden on his parents, he wanted to support his own education and prove to them he could do it.

“He was a beautiful boy, a fantastic child, the best you could ask for. He was a quiet and smiley guy.

“He had a future ahead of him and a career in law, it was something he always wanted to do.”

He went on to say he hopes this could be a lesson for young drivers in Bradford.

“His sisters will never have a brother again, his mother never have a son. I hope other youngsters will learn from this and drive safely. They not only put their own lives in danger but others as well, and it is not just one life destroyed, it is a whole family’s life. Youngsters, please learn from this, life is too short. People need to learn to love each other again.”

Police are now appealing for information following the fatal collision and anyone who saw the collision or has any information should contact the police on 101 quoting log number *0040 of 27 December.