Three men killed in Staples Corner retail park car crash named by police

L-R; Mohammed Ghazzi, Mohamad Zeidani and Sohail Zulfiqar
Mohammed Ghazzi (left), Mohamad Zeidani and Sohail Zulfiqar (right) all died in the crash in north-west London. Credit: Met Police

Three men who died after their car crashed down an embankment and hit a footbridge in north-west London have been named by police.

Mohamad Zeidani, 21, Mohammed Ghazzi, 21, and Sohail Zulfiqar, 20, all died when their Mercedes CLK convertible crashed through a car park fence near the Staples Corner retail park, the Metropolitan Police said.

Two other passengers involved are in a non-life threatening condition.

The incident happened just before 11.30pm on Sunday, and emergency services were called. The three men were pronounced dead at the scene and the other two were taken to hospital.

The Met's serious collision investigation unit is looking into what caused the fatal crash and investigators are working to trace possible witnesses who were in the car park at the time.

The scene of the fatal crash in north-west London. Credit: PA

Detective Sergeant Paul Jackson, leading the investigation said: “Our thoughts remain with the families of Mohamad, Mohammed and Sohail as they come to terms with the loss of their loved ones.

“We will continue to support them in whatever way we can.

“The two other passengers are stable and in a non-life threatening condition. They are also being supported by officers and I hope they make a full recovery soon.

“We are aware of commentary circulating on social media and by the media speculating on the manner of driving before the collision.

“Whilst we have a number of active lines of enquiry and are keeping an open mind, evidence gathered so far suggests that the vehicle involved was not racing or performing high speed laps or stunts as has been reported.

“These were three lives, taken far too young, and our enquiries into the full circumstances of what happened continue. Their families deserve answers and so, again, we would ask anyone who witnessed anything or has any relevant mobile phone or dashcam footage to come forward."

Witnesses can call police on 101 giving the reference 7502/14april.

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