Gardener reveals moment he desperately tried to save couple killed in motorbike crash leaving five kids orphaned

A GARDENER has revealed the heartbreaking moment he desperately tried to save a couple killed in a horror motorbike crash which left five kids orphaned.

Mohammed Shahdab and his pillion-passenger wife Sheikela Razaq died instantly on a "dangerous" stretch of road in Acocks Green, Birmingham, on Saturday afternoon. 

Police later arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and he has since been released pending a full investigation.

Antonio Forsythe was among the first on the scene after witnessing first hand the tragic crash, which happened at around 5.45pm.

The 34-year-old gardener told Birmingham Live he tried to give CPR to the dying couple until ambulances arrived at the scene.

He said: "I was the first person to get to them. My phone was dead but luckily 10 seconds later a few other people came over. They must have heard the bang.

"I was the one who put them in the recovery position. Everyone was slightly apprehensive because they weren't in a good way. People were panicked because we didn't want to hurt them.

"It was traumatising. I'd never seen them before, they were two strangers. I tried to save their life, but I couldn't."

Antonio has now joined the call for speed bumps to introduced to the site – which has been  branded a “death trap” by those living nearby.

Mohammed, 40, was an IT specialist at a special needs school. His wife would have turned 40 this Friday.

They left behind five girls — Aliyah, 17, Meme, 16, Mariah, 13, Aisha, 11 and Zhara, five.

Sheikela’s sister Anisha travelled from Glasgow to be at the family home in Solihull.

She told The Sun: “We spoke every day. She was not just my sister, she was my best friend.

“Our parents are here — they are so distraught. We are still deciding who will look after the children.”

She described Mohammed as “one of life’s good guys”.

One local said: “I’ve lost count how many crashes  I’ve seen here. It’s such a dangerous road.”

The Sun Online previously reported how wellwishers has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the couple's kids.

Cousin Waqar Hussain has set up a GoFundMe page, which has had nearly 5,000 donations ranging from £10 to £1,000.

He posted: “We lost our dearest cousin Shahdab and his wife in a tragic motorbike accident in. 

"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 Shahdab 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. 

“This page is to help raise funds to support their five young daughters." 

So far more than £177,000 has been given by 5,200 donors.


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