Passenger dies as car hits parked cement mixer

November 02 2018

A MAN in his 20s died and two other people were injured after a crash on Fishponds Road involving two cars and a cement mixer lorry.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened between the Alcove Road and Ridgeway Road junctions.

The man who died was a passenger in a Mazda 3, which was travelling towards the city centre when it collided with a Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the same direction and hit the cement lorry, which was parked.

He has been named by police as Mohamud Mohamud, who was also known as Blaze or Mo.

Mr Mohamud was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash.

The driver of the Mazda and another passenger were taken to hospital for treatment.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened shortly before 8.30pm on October 4, to come forward.

The road was closed for almost seven hours after the crash, while police collision investigators examined the scene.

Three crews of firefighters were called to the incident to help police and ambulance crews.

They freed one of the occupants of the Mazda using hydraulic cutting equipment. A third person who had been in the car managed to escape unaided.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any more information which could help the investigation is asked to call the police on 101, quoting crime reference number 5218 222 702, or to contact the police online via their website.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.