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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:53 pm 
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Friends of taxi driver killed in Middlesbrough crash raise money to support his family

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The friends of the taxi driver who died after a collision in Middlesbrough on Tuesday are raising money to support his family.

27-year-old Malik Ameer Abbas died when a Mercedes C220 collided with his Volkswagen Passat on Dixon's Bank at around 11:40 pm.

The 32-year-old driver of the Mercedes was taken to James Cook University Hospital with serious injuries.

Malik came to Teesside from Pakistan as a university student and would send his wages from part-time jobs back to support his family.

In tribute, his friends are raising funds to continue that financial help for Malik's family.

Amaan Ayoub described Malik - known as Ameer to his friends - as a "one-of-a-kind person who had a big heart".

"He would go out of his way to do anything and everything for a person as long as it makes them smile. He was a character, used to pull pranks and jokes on his friends and colleagues. He was a jolly lad who will be missed," Amaan says.

"My family, myself and his best friend Kashaf are doing a fundraiser for his family back home to help them through this difficult time. Ameer would send whatever he would earn back home to his parents to help them keep a roof over their head and food on the table. That's the sort of person Ameer was."

A JustGiving page has been set up with a target of £5,000 and collections will be taking place at three mosques in Middlesbrough at next week's Friday prayers (Friday 8 April).

It is hoped that Malik's funeral will take place in Middlesbrough this week and his body will be repatriated to Pakistan soon after.

Boro Cars, whom Malik had worked for since late 2019, said he was a "polite and a quiet young man" who had only returned to work the day before the accident after taking a short break.

A spokesperson said, "He was always polite and a quiet young man who worked hard to support his family. He was a valued member of our team who enjoyed his work serving the local community.

"We are all deeply shocked and very upset by the tragic circumstances of his death.

"We are in contact with his family in Pakistan and shall provide them with whatever support we can at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time."

Prior to the collision officers had identified a Mercedes travelling at high speed on Marton Road which they attempted to stop.

Cleveland Police has since been referred to the police watchdog.

Dixon's Bank was closed for several hours whilst emergency services worked at the scene.

Detectives are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information, or dashcam footage, to come forward.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:52 am 
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Malik came to Teesside from Pakistan as a university student and would send his wages from part-time jobs back to support his family.


a very familiar story enter UK on a student visa and then go and work driving a cab/PH

it's very sad but a risk we all face

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Four months in hospital, but presumably he'll be charged soon :?


Man interviewed after hospital release over Dixons Bank crash which killed young taxi driver

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It comes as an Independent Office for Police Conduct investigation into the period before the the crash concludes

A man has been interviewed for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving after much-loved taxi driver lost his life in a devastating crash.

Malik Ameer Abbas died after his Volkswagen Passat and a Mercedes C220 collided on the A172 at Dixons Bank. Heartbroken friends and colleagues paid tribute to the 'lovely and polite' 27-year-old, who lived in Middlesbrough, and thousands of pounds were raised to support his family in Pakistan following the horror smash shortly before midnight on March 30.

The 32-year-old driver of the Mercedes was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he remained for some time in a critical condition but Cleveland Police has now confirmed he has been discharged. He has since been interviewed for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving and remains under investigation whilst enquiries into the tragedy continue.

Appealing for information following the crash, Cleveland Police said officers had identified a Mercedes travelling at high speed on Marton Road which they attempted to stop. The incident was referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) due to the police activity, which is a mandatory requirement, and an investigation has now been carried out.

The IOPC has confirmed there was no wrongdoing on the police officer's part in the period leading up to the collision. At the time, the road was closed for almost nine hours, between Stainton Way and Gunnergate Lane, so the collision investigation teams could carry out initial inquiries.

“Our deepest sympathies remain with Malik Abbas’s family following his tragic death," said an IOPC spokesman. "Our investigation into the police pursuit of a Mercedes driver prior to the collision with the taxi that Mr Abbas was driving on Dixon’s Bank in Middlesbrough on 30 March 2022 concluded this month.

“We found the police officer driving acted in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures and there was no evidence to justify the bringing of disciplinary proceedings, or that a criminal offence had been committed.”

Following Malik's tragic death, more than £8,000 was raised to support the young Boro Taxis driver's family. A spokesperson for the firm said previously: "He was always polite and a quiet young man who worked hard to support his family.

"He was a valued member of our team who enjoyed his work serving the local community." While friend Najabat Ramzan, who met Malik when they worked on the NHS Test and Trace in Middlesbrough, told Teesside Live: "I was lucky enough to work with him on the track and trace at the Riverside Stadium.

"I met him during lockdown. He was a lovely lad, very polite and always wanted to help people. Whatever you asked him to do he just got on with it and he always had a smile on his face."

Enquiries into the crash continue.


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