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A CHARITY APPEAL launched by a cabbie in the capital has raised £3,775 for the family of a Birmingham hackney driver killed in a horrific six-car collision just before Christmas.

Andy Davies set up the Just Giving web page after father-of-six Imtiaz Mohammed  was killed in the collision in the West Midlands suburb of Edgabston on December 17.

Mr Mohammed’s passengers, a man and a woman were also killed in the crash, as well as three people in an Audi S3. Mr Mohammed was making his final trip of the day and had phoned his wife to say he would be home for dinner, minutes before the fatal collision.

Just-Giving-fund-raising-pageThe charity appeal closed on January 16 and Mr Davies said:

Mr Mohammed worked as a licensed cab driver in Birmingham and was involved in a fatal accident leaving a family without their carer and provider. The money we have raised won’t bring him back, but this will give his family help at this difficult time.

Mr Mohammed’s death left six children aged 15 and under without a father and his brother, Noor Khan, speaking shortly after the accident, said: “Imitaz Mohammed in one word is a legend. He got married at a young age, he’s raised a family, he’s got properties and as well he was driving a taxi. Working and grafting from a young age.

“He was very loved in the community and I’m getting phone calls every day. In this road, he’s got friends in each house; aunties, uncles, friends, everyone loved him. Everyone’s heartbroken right now and it’s a really sad time for us because we have lost something that was good.”

Mr Mohammed worked for Castle Cars in Birmingham and a spokesman said the taxi driver was a: “Hard-working family man who was loved and respected by all.”

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