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Two killed in Brent Cross crash childhood friends who ‘did everything together’



Two men killed in a horrific car crash in London were childhood pals who “did everything together”. Mohammed Gazi and Mohammed Zedani have been named locally as two of the three people who died in the smash. They were both 22 and from the Wembley area, according to reports.

Mr Gazi and Mr Zedani were travelling with three friends and returning home after going to a gym nearby, MailOnline reports. It is not believed any other vehicle was involved in the crash at the shopping park on London’s North Circular.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 11.26pm on Sunday, 14 April, to reports of a road traffic incident involving a car at Staples Corner retail park.

“It is not believed that any other vehicle was involved in the incident. Officers attended the location along with London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance. They found five people, all believed to be men aged in their early 20s.”

The statement added: “Sadly, three people were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were taken to hospital, one is in a critical condition while the other person’s condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.”

Road closures remain at the scene. Police said no arrests have been made. Inspector William Mcdonald, one of the officers responsible for policing Barnet, added: “Emergency services responded last night to what seems to have been a terrible accident.

“An urgent police investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances, led by detectives from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“Officers are in the process of informing the families of the five young people. The families will be supported by specialist officers. I send them my sincere condolences.”

The car the men were travelling in collided with a pedestrian bridge over the road, according to London Fire Brigade (LFB).

The Brigade said in a statement: “A car collided with a pedestrian overbridge. Sadly three men died at the scene and two men were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.”

LFB Assistant Commissioner Pat Goulbourne said: “This was a tragic incident attended by our specialist crews who attended alongside our blue light partners to make the scene safe.”

A garage owner told the Evening Standard they turned up for work this morning and there were police everywhere. The owner said: “It was carnage. There was blood in the road. It was horrific.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101, reference 7502/14april.

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