Qamar Aslam, 24, died 1 day before his Birthday in a Car Crash in Buncer Lane, Blackburn

Qamar Aslam, died after crashing into a telegraph pole and a wall while being pursued by police in Buncer Lane, Blackburn, on Saturday morning.

Qamar Aslam was resident of Queens Park area, has been described as a ‘quiet, hardworking man’.

Police said the incident happened in Buncer Lane at 4.30am and the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Chief Inspector said, “This is a tragic incident and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is underway. Thoughts and condolences are very much with the family”.

A police spokesman signalled driver for it to stop the vehicle and a short distance later, it crashed into a post and wall, the spokesman said.

An investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and it has been referred to the IPCC as a matter of routine.

Queens Park ward councillor Faryad Hussain, a family friend, said: “I know Mr Aslam’s father. I have known him for a number of years. He asked everyone to respect the family’s privacy at this time and give them chance to grieve their tragic loss.

After becoming trapped in the crash Qamar was cut free from his vehicle by firefighters. He was taken to Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital but died on Saturday morning.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 246 of March 4. May Allah rest his soul in peace.

Original News Source: lancashire telegraph