Jury finds Bentley driver not guilty of killing two young brothers in Birmingham New Road crash
A Bentley driver has been found not guilty of causing the deaths of two young brothers after he was accused of racing with another motorist who crashed into the victims’ car.
Hamza Shahid denied taking part in a “catastrophic” race with an Audi A3 which crashed at traffic lights in Wolverhampton’s Birmingham New Road in March 2019, killing Pawanveer Singh, aged 23 months, and his 10-year-old brother Sanjay.
Shahid, of Newbridge Road, Birmingham was today cleared of all charges including causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury to the boy’s mother Arathi Nehar.
In evidence during his trial, Shahid denied taking part in any “competitive driving” and said he was not responsible in any way for the crash.
The 36-year-old communication systems worker told the court he was doing 50mph when the Audi overtook him as he returned home from work.