Saturday 21 September 2019

'Absolutely devastating' - tributes paid to 'loving father' who died alongside his one-year-old son in UK crash

Tributes left at the scene where three adults and a one-year-old child died in a car crash
Photo credit should read: Dave Higgens/PA Wire
Tributes left at the scene where three adults and a one-year-old child died in a car crash Photo credit should read: Dave Higgens/PA Wire
A floral tribute left at the scene where three adults and a one-year-old child died in a car crash Photo credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

David Higgens

A father who died in a car crash along with his one-year-old son was "full of life" and a "loving father", his uncle has said.

Adnan Ashraf Jarral, 35, and his son, Usman Adnan Jarral, died when Mr Jarral's VW people carrier was hit by a VW Golf which was being pursued by police in Sheffield on Friday night.

His uncle, Shafqat Mirza, said his nephew was a "humble and polite" man who was extremely proud of his two sons and his step-son.

A 50-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman also died in the crash.

These are understood to have been friends of Mr Jarral's wife, Tahreen, who is recovering in hospital.

Two other people - a 22-year-old woman and a three-year-old girl - also remain in hospital with serious injuries following the collision.

Mr Mirza said: "It's been absolutely devastating for all of us and all the family.

"Here we have a young man who was with us, around us, always asking everybody how we are, and now we find that he is no longer with us.

"It's something that we can't come to terms with."

He said: "It was absolutely horrific. So devastating."

Mr Mirza said his nephew was a "loving father" and "he was full of life".

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