Innocent father driving home to see his wife and son dies after stolen 4WD crashes into his car – as ‘killer driver’s pathetic act after collision is revealed’
- Shahid Islam, 39, was killed in a head-on smash on the Gympie Arterial Road
- A Mitsubishi four-wheel drive carrying three slammed into his Mazda sedan
- Mr Islam was on his way home to his wife Ferdousi and four-year-old son Saahir
- The driver of 4WD survived and allegedly spat blood at police when arrested
A father was on his way home to his wife and son when he was killed by a driver allegedly speeding on the wrong side of the road in a stolen car.
Shahid Islam, 39, was killed instantly in a head-on smash on the Gympie Arterial Road in Bald Hills, Brisbane late on Tuesday night.
He had been cleaning his family’s new house in Griffin before they were due to move in on Saturday.
Shahid Islam Islam, 39, headed home to his wife Ferdousi and four-year-old son Saahir (pictured together) – but he never arrived
Pictured: The crash site following the collision between the two vehicles
After the cleaning, Mr Islam headed home to his wife Ferdousi and four-year-old son Saahir – but he never arrived.
A Mitsubishi four-wheel drive carrying three people slammed head-on into his Mazda sedan, instantly killing him and a 32-year-old male passenger in the four-wheel-drive.
The driver, 28, allegedly kicked his way free of the wreckage and spat blood at police as he was arrested, according to the Courier-Mail.
Paramedics reportedly had to sedate him before he could be taken to hospital where he is under police guard. As of 3pm no charges had been laid.
A 32-year-old woman in the back seat of the four-wheel drive was cut free and rushed to hospital in critical condition.
All three people traveling in the allegedly stolen car are known to police who arrived on the scene almost immediately after the crash.
On Wednesday Mr Islam’s wife posted a heartbreaking tribute on Facebook.
Mr Islam (pictured with his wife) He had been cleaning his family’s new house in Griffin before they were due to move in on Saturday
‘Friends and family, please pray for the departed soul,’ she wrote.
‘May Allah give enough patience to the family to bear this loss. Don’t know what to say and how to say this to his four-year-old son Saahir.’
Family friend Nazmul Khan described Mr Islam as a ‘lovely person’.
He told the Courier-Mail: ‘He’s very gentle, calm and polite. I’m still in shock. He was just a lovely person and very friendly.’
Mr Khan said Mr Islam’s son did not understand what had happened to his father.
Police inspector Adam Muir said the four-wheel drive was allegedly stolen on Monday and had earlier been spotted at Lutwyche, about 13km south of the crash.
Officers tried to stop the car but the driver got away and police decided not to give chase because it was too dangerous.
Detectives closed down the southbound lanes of the crash site to investigate the scene until 7.40am on Wednesday.
Family friend Nazmul Khan described Mr Islam (pictured with his wife) as a ‘lovely person’