School 'rang mum as she lay dying from hit-and-run to say she was late collecting child'

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Iram Shahzadi, 39, was on her way to pick up one of her children from
primary school when she was killed in a hit and run. (Reach)
Iram Shahzadi, 39, was on her way to pick up one of her children from primary school when she was killed in a hit and run. (Reach)

A mother-of-five killed in an alleged hit-and-run incident on the way to collect one of her children was called by the school as she lay dying to tell her she was late, it has been claimed.

Iram Shahzadi, 39, was hit by a car less than 100 yards from her home as she went to collect her daughter. 

As paramedics tried to save her life, a witness said her child's school called to ask why she was late. 

Shahzadi died of her injuries after she was hit by a Citroen C1 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Monday afternoon.

A 41-year-old was arrested on Monday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving then following further investigations was also arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

According to one witness, Shehzadi's daughter's school called as she lay dying to tell her she was late collecting her. (Reach)
According to one witness, Shahzadi's daughter's school called as she lay dying to tell her she was late collecting her. (Reach)

Shahzadi, who has an 18-year-old son, as well as two boys and two girls, was taking her usual route to collect her youngest daughter, aged seven, when she was hit by the car at 3pm. 

Bank employee Uzmat Munir, 26, was working from his home overlooking the grassed area where it happened when he heard a loud bang. 

He said he saw the mother-of-five lying face down on the grass and he and other onlookers tried to help.

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When paramedics arrived, he said he heard that Shahzadi's mobile phone had rung as her daughter's school contacted her to tell her she was late.

He said: "I saw the lady laying face down on the grass next to the tree. The car was empty and smashed into the rocks.

"I heard that whilst the paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman, her mobile phone rang, and it was the school ringing to let her know she was late picking her kid up."

Rehana Nawaz, 48, who lives on the street, said one of the men who was first on the scene had held Shahzadi's hand as she passed away, adding: "She took that same route every day at the same time to pick up her little girl."

Tributes have been paid to Shahzadi and flowers have been laid below the tree at the scene. 

Her cousin Shab told YorkshireLive: "She was an innocent, young, kind-hearted woman. She was easy to get along with and she was a very sweet and polite soul.

"She had the most beautiful smile. She didn't deserve this. Just like any other day she was collecting her daughter from school she will never be forgotten and will always remain in our heart."

Neighbour Rukhsana Kausar, 41, said: "Iram had gone to pick up her young daughter, like she does every day at that time, and this terrible thing has happened."

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