Tragedy: Police and emergency services at the scene of the car crash on Lee Bank Middleway in Birmingham

TRIBUTES have been paid to a father of six who was killed in a horrific crash in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday (17).

Imtiaz Mohammed has been identified as one of six people who lost their lives in Edgbaston.

The 33-year-old cab driver is said to have rung his wife to tell her he would be home shortly before the accident occurred.

A spokeswoman for Castle Cars, which employed Mohammed, said “Imtiaz was a wonderful young hard-working family man.

“He was loved and respected by all who worked with him and he will be greatly missed.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all the other families affected by this tragedy.”

Police said three people died when they were thrown out of their car; Mohammed and two of his passengers were the other fatalities in the collision on Belgrave and Lee Bank Middleway.

One person is said to be critically injured in hospital.

West Midlands police superintendent Sean Phillips said yesterday: “We were called at 1.11am this (Sunday) morning and found three cars and nine people involved in a very serious collision.

“Five people were sadly pronounced dead at the scene and our thoughts remain today with the families of these people who have lost those close to them so near to Christmas.