Dagenham man, 19, who died in crash involving 5 people after Ramadan prayer named

A 19-year-old man has been named locally following a fatal crash involving five men in the early hours of Wednesday morning (April 6). Navid Babul was reportedly attending evening prayer at an East London mosque before the fatal collision. Two men have been arrested after the crash in East Sussex, which happened shortly before 2am.

As well as Navid, another two of men were rushed to a hospital, including a 20-year-old man who was airlifted by helicopter with life-threatening injuries, while a 19-year-old was taken to the hospital by paramedics in a serious condition. Friends of the family said that Navid had attended Baitul Aman Mosque on Roman Road, Bethnal Green, for Ramadan.

This is said to have finished at around 11.30pm when Navid and four friends, who were also at the mosque, went for a long drive. Navid, a British Bangladeshi, was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and hit his head during the crash.

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His parents have been informed and flown over from Bangladesh, where they had intended to take Navid and his younger brother as they had just built a house over there. Navid lived in Dagenham, according to friends of the family. It was initially said by Sussex Police that he was from Essex.

Police are still investigating the incident and are appealing for members of the public to come forward with information. A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a single-vehicle collision in Robertsbridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning (April 6) in which one man died and another was left with life-threatening injuries.

“Emergency services were called to the A21 at Silverhill at 1.35am to reports of a car having left the carriageway. A 19-year-old man from Essex, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

“A 20-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries and a third 19-year-old man was taken to hospital by the ambulance service in a serious condition.

“Two 20-year-old men from London were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody. Anybody who witnessed the collision has relevant dashcam footage or has any information which could help the investigation is asked to contact [email protected], quoting Operation Atlas.”

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