Over £130,000 raised for five girls orphaned in motorbike crash

Flowers have been left at the scene of the collision which killed a mum and dad (Picture: PA/ SWNS)

Donations for five orphaned girls have reached £130,000 after the tragic deaths of their motorbiking parents.

Mohammed Shahdab and his wife Sheikela Razaq, who was believed to be riding on the back, were killed in a suspected hit-and-run crash in Birmingham on Saturday.

The couple, both 39, left behind five daughters, named locally as Aliyah, 17, Meme, 16, Mariah, 13, Aisha, 11 and Zhara, five.

A man, 47, was arrested near the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

The stretch of Fox Hollies Road in Acocks Green, where the fatal collision happened, has been branded a ‘death trap’ by locals.

Floral tributes had been left at the foot of a lamppost and a tree.

One message read: ‘May you both rest in eternal peace. A tragic end to your beautiful lives. Bless you both.’

Emergency services respond to the fatal collision on Fox Hollies Road in Birmingham (Picture: SWNS)

Another said: ‘Although we are far away we will hold you close in our thoughts and in our hearts. You will be missed but never forgotten.

‘You have captured a place in our hearts.’

Mohammed’s cousin Waqar Hussain set up a fundraising page to support the couple’s five daughters.

He wrote: ‘Both were a pillar of strength to their surviving family and were much loved, respected and upstanding human beings within the community.

‘This is a tragic loss to our whole family and sadly Shadab and his wife leave five daughters aged between five to 17 orphaned by this huge tragedy.

‘Losing one parent is tragic enough but to lose both at the same time, is just heartbreaking and unimaginable.’

More than £131,000 had been raised at the time of writing.

Mohammed Shahdab and his wife Sheikela Razaq, both 39, died in a collision with a car while riding their motorbike in Acocks Green, Birmingham, and leave behind five orphaned daughters.

Floral tributes tied to a lamppost following the crash on Saturday in Birmingham (Picture: PA)
One message reads: ‘Although we are far away we will hold you close in our thoughts and in our hearts’ (Picture: SWNS)

Shocked witnesses to the crash told of how locals and paramedics tried to save the couple.

Saif Minhas, 47, a dad-of-four, said: ‘We heard a bang from the road and ran out.

‘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.’

Police said the circumstances of the crash remain unclear and have urged any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.

Officers previously said a blue Saab may have been involved but left the scene.

The force said officers are reviewing CCTV but are keen to secure further footage.

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