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Tribute paid to popular Bradford crash victim
Tributes have been paid to a Bradford man killed when his car hit a tree.
Mohammed Rabanawaz Sultan, 26, died, despite desperate efforts to save him at the scene of the crash in Queen’s Road, Bolton, Bradford.
The accident happened at 12.30am on Saturday, 50 yards south of the A6176 Bolton Road, as the Volkswagen Passat was travelling towards King’s Road.
Mr Sultan, of Toller Lane, Bradford, who was the sole occupant of the car, was pronounced dead shortly after the accident.
Deputy leader of Bradford Council, Councillor Imran Hussain, last night described the victim as a “model young man.”
Coun Hussain said: “I knew the young man and his family. I have known him since he was a kid and he was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.
“It is a very tragic loss of a very able, charismatic and energetic young man who valued his family and his community.
“It is a sad loss and he is going to be greatly missed by a great number of people.”
Coun Hussain said he understood Mr Sultan had just left a friend’s takeaway restaurant at Bolton when the accident happened.
“It is a tragic incident where he has lost control of the car,” he said. “It was more than likely he has heading home. He lived with his parents.
“I have been to pay my respects to the family, and the number of people who were in tears was unbelieveable and very moving.”
Police yesterday confirmed the identity of Mr Sultan and the Bradford coroner opened an inquest into his death.
His funeral was held yesterday.
Residents told the Telegraph & Argus how shortly after the crash a number of young men who appeared to know the driver had tried to pull open the doors of the car but could not get him out.
Police are asking anyone who saw the accident, of the vehicle in the moments before it, to contact the Western Area Roads Policing Unit via 101.