A court has heard TWO young brothers were killed when two drivers sped across a busy road in an “act of sheer insanity”.
Sanjay Singh, 10, and his two-year-old brother Pawanveer died “instantly” when one of the cars crashed into their mother’s BMW in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard yesterday that Mohammed Sullaiman Khan and Hamza Shahid were traveling at “catastrophically high speeds” at the time of the collision.
Khan’s Audi A3 crashed into the family car, giving mother Arathi Nahar “no chance” to escape the fatal crash.
Shahid had managed to stop his Bentley just seconds earlier after braking “hard” at a red light, the court learned.
Witnesses saw Khan and Shahid “driving like maniacs” in the lead up to the tragedy.
The young family was on their way home around 8:45 p.m. on March 14, 2019 after picking up fish and chips from the restaurant where Arathi’s husband worked.
The impact threw the car against a metal railing, killing the two boys inside, while luckily their mother survived her serious injuries.
A witness said: “Both vehicles were driving dangerously, unpredictably like maniacs and obviously racing.”
Prosecutors claimed both men were responsible for the tragedy and plotted a conspiracy to “cover up” their actions.
They claimed Shahid failed to call emergency services while some of the couple’s family and friends were implicated in a plot to mislead the authorities.
Hundreds attended the boy’s funeral, and tearful mourners laid flowers as the procession progressed.
Shahid denies two counts in which he caused death by dangerous driving and one in which he caused serious injuries by dangerous driving.
Khan admitted to these allegations but denies having tampered with the legal process.
Three other people, Mohammed Asim Khan, Mohammed Adil Khan and Rashane Henry, all deny having perverted legal process.
A sixth defendant, Tejinder Singh, successfully applied for his trial to be separated from those of the other men on the grounds that he suffered from a “serious illness” which would prevent him from attending the trial.
He will be tried at a later date, which has yet to be confirmed.