‘Kind-hearted’ 22-year-old dies after his car plunged into a ditch in West Yorkshire

A 22-year-old law student named Asad Hussain has sadly died after a tragic car crash in West Yorkshire on Sunday afternoon.

Asad Hussain, who was a student at the University of Birmingham, died after his silver Honda Civic plunged into a ditch off Forge Lane in Dewsbury.

A 20-year-old woman who was in the passenger of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary

A 23-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

A member of the victim’s family, Mussarat Pervaiz, (Dewsbury West), paid tribute to Mr Hussain.

She said: “His father is Ajib Hussain and his mother is Asia. They had three sons and two daughters and Asad was the eldest.

“I understand he was in the car with his sister, Aroosa, and were on their way back home after visiting a local gym.

“He was such a bright young lad and there are not enough words to say how we are all feeling at the moment.

“All his friends are outside crying in the street.

“His mother is originally from Birmingham and they have family down there so it made sense for him to study there.

“He was a very kind-hearted young man and was raising money to do charity work in countries where poverty is extreme and was going to go out and dig some wells with his friends.

“The family were due to fly out to Pakistan next week for a wedding but instead they will be attending their son’s funeral service at the mosque on North Road, Ravensthorpe.”

West Yorkshire Police Duty Inspector Darren Brown said: “At 12.53pm on Sunday, 3 March, police were called to a report of a vehicle which had come off the road and into a ditch at Forge Lane, Dewsbury.

“The vehicle was a Silver Honda Civic.  On police arrival the 22yr old male driver of the Civic was found to be deceased.

“A 20-year-old female passenger was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with minor injuries.

“A 23-year-old woman from a second vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The female is currently in custody.

“Police enquiries are continuing and we are appealing for witnesses to contact us on 101, quoting log no. 840 of 3/3/2019.”