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One year anniversary speed cameras for road where horror crash killed six

  • It's exactly a year since an horrific crash killed six people on Birmingham's Lee Bank Middleway.

It happened just after 1am on Sunday 17 December, 2017.

Emergency services flooded the scene as they tried to save those caught up in it.

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Fundamentally, the cause of the collision was as a result of excessive speed.

Before the collision occurred, it's likely the Audi was travelling between between 94mph and 100mph in a 40mph limit.

It's unlikely the driver of the taxi or the Toyota could have taken any reasonable action to avoid the collision.


It happened when an Audi collided with a taxi, driven by Imtiaz Mohammed, carrying Lucy Davis, a sign language interpreter, and her partner, nuclear physicist, Lee Jenkins.

There have been calls from the families and friends of those involved for increased speed restrictions on the road.

Earlier this year the brother-in-law of Lucy Davis, Tony Worth, presented a petition to Birmingham city council calling for road safety measures on the stretch.

The city council says average speed cameras are now in place and due to be turned on any day.

The MP who has supported the victims' families says speeds on the road are excessive.

She and Mr Worth have been calling for a central reservation, but have been told the road is not appropriate.

Lucy Davies had just qualified as a sign language interpreter.

Her friends have paid tribute on the first anniversary of her death, saying "she is always in our heart."

We are looking into setting up a memorial for her for the deaf community and interpreters at Walsall Deaf People’s Centre sometime in Jan 2019.

All of us in the deaf community still think of her and talk about it since.

We will never forget her - after the tragedy, the community will never be the same without her.

– Phillip Freeman

Imtiaz Mohammed, the taxi driver, was on his last job of the night when the crash happened.

Mr Mohammed's father Ikhtiar told ITV News at the time of the crash: "[My son] was a great person, a really sweet and friendly person. He always respected me and he was friends with everyone."

He went on to say that his son was going to quit taxi-driving at the end of this month because of safety fears on the road.