A heroic girl, Iman, was killed in a motorway pile-up after she saved her three-year-old cousin’s life.
11 year old Iman Javed, took her cousin, little Aaima Vasim away from her dad Jaran’s car, moments before a HGV truck ploughed into it on the M61 near Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.
She died afer she saved her three-year-old cousin’s life, following a crash on the M61.
Iman was sitting in the rear side passenger seat when a Renault Clio first crashed into her family’s VW Sharan last January, in ‘horrendous driving conditions’.
She had just managed to help Aaaima, who suffers from a heart condition, out of the car before the Volvo HGV collided into her dad’s VW and the Renault.
Iman who was unable to escape the accident on time, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering fatal spinal injuries.
Her mum Khaldah, who managed to escape the vehicle, said:
“Iman had a particularly special bond with her three-year-old cousin Aaima, who suffers from a serious heart condition.”
The hero girl helped little Aaima Vasim get out of their family car which had just crashed, but she was unable to get out before a truck crashed into the car.
Her mum, Khaldah, described her as a blessing who touched the hearts of everyone she met.
Inquiries revealed Iman had been wearing her seatbelt during the first crash, but was not wearing it when the HGV crashed into her dad’s car.
“Iman’s last act in this world was to help Aaima out of the car to safety.”
Inquiries revealed the crash occurred as the trucker was taking evasive action to avoid knocking down a woman and child – thought to be Iman’s mother who had Aaima in her arms.
A crash scene investigator for Lancashire Police, PC John Birch said:
“The Volkswagen had been using normal lights but not fog lights. The Volvo HGV took evasive action to avoid the woman with a baby and hit the car. The lorry was travelling at 52mph.
Iman had been wearing her seat belt at the time of the first collision but not at the time of the second impact.”
Mrs Javed described Iman as a “blessing who touched the hearts of everyone she met”. She added:
“She was a beautiful, caring fun-loving inquisitive and sometimes cheeky young girl.
She loved baking and cooking and wanted to learn sewing. She had her GCSEs planned and wanted to study medicine.”
Iman’s sister, Saania said,
“She was the best sister anyone could ask for”
Whilst her aunts, Zahdah and Shahida added:
“She will always be our baby girl and she leaves behind a lifetime of precious memories. Iman will always be in our hearts”.