Three charged with causing death by dangerous driving in 'road race'

Three men are charged with causing death by dangerous driving after teacher at Islamic preparatory school was killed while riding motorbike during ‘road raceon dual carriageway

  • Asad Rashid, 34, was riding a motorbike in a race with three friends on the A34
  • Asgar Taj, 32, Osama Saeed, 30, Mohammad Zubair Chaudry, 29, are charged
  • The court heard the three had all been involved in the race
  • Tributes have poured in for Rashid who taught at an Islamic school in Bradford
  • Three men have been charged with death by dangerous driving after a prep school teacher was killed during a ‘road racedown a dual carriageway.

    The race was between two high performance Audis and a pair of Suzuki motorbikes along one of Britain’s busiest commuter routes, on the A34 dual carriageway near Handforth Dean retail park in Cheadle, near Manchester.

    Asad Rashid, 34, who was riding one of the motorbikes, died after crashing into one of the cars at a roundabout on September 15, 2020.

    Mohammed Chaudhry, 29, pictured outside Stockport Magistrates where he entered his plea for causing death by dangerous driving. Chaudhry is also accused of dangerous driving on four occasions in the months before the crash, three times on the A34 and once on an unnamed motorway

    Mohammed Chaudhry, 29, pictured outside Stockport Magistrates where he entered his plea for causing death by dangerous driving. Chaudhry is also accused of dangerous driving on four occasions in the months before the crash, three times on the A34 and once on an unnamed motorway

    Asgar Taj, 32, Osama Saeed, 30, and Mohammad Zubair Chaudhry, 29, appeared before the court, accused of death by dangerous driving.

    Chaudhry is also accused of dangerous driving on four occasions in the months before the crash, three times on the A34 and once on an unnamed motorway.

    One of the cars involved in the crash was a 205mph Audi R8 Plus Quattro with a 5.2 litre engine which accelerate from 0-62 mph in only 3.2 초.

    The other Audi was a 155mph RS 3 TFSI Quattro.

    The bikes involved were a black Suzuki GSXR and blue copy of the same model.

    Osama Saeed , 30, leaving court after being charged for death by dangerous driving

    Osama Saeed , 30, leaving court after being charged for death by dangerous driving

    David Morgan prosecuting said: ‘There were two motor vehicles and two motorbikes.

    ‘One of the parties crashed into a roundabout and the gentlemen on the motorbike has ended up underneath one of the vehicles and died at the scene.

    All three suspects made no plea and the case was sent to Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester for a pre-trial hearing in January.

    The trio were granted unconditional bail.

    Rashid taught at the Islamic Tarbiyah Preparatory School (ITPS) in Manningham, Bradford and was a Hafiz in his local mosque.

    In a tribute issued at the time of his death his family said: ‘Asad’s family would like to thank all those who have shared condolences from the bottom of our hearts.

    ‘Asad was a son, 남자 형제, 친구, a dear uncle and also a primary school teacher at ITPS Bradford.

    Many will remember Asad by his infectious smile, love for children and willingness to lend a hand to any good cause.

    Asgar Taj, 32, pictured leaving court

    Asgar Taj, 32, pictured leaving court

    ‘He was passionate about paving the way and creating a brighter future for the generations to come.

    ‘His kind hearted nature made him a favourite amongst colleagues and students alike.

    ‘He had a passion for motorbikes and enjoying riding out on warm summer days.

    ‘The support and commemorations we as a family have received in praise of Asad has left us feeling truly blessed.

    Asad’s older brother, Assam Rashid said: ‘Many will remember Asad by his infectious smile, love for children and willingness to lend a hand to any good cause.

    ‘He was passionate about paving the way and creating a brighter future for the generations to come.

    ‘His death was very sudden. It was a shock, and the pain is always going to be there.

    Wellwishers raised £10,000 via a GoFundMe page which will help renovate the Dar-ul Mahmood mosque.

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