A popular trainee pharmacist was killed in a road traffic accident on Friday, when the car he was driving hit a street light in Leeds.
Adel Hussain, 23, was in a Honda Civic, when the accident happened.
Fire crews attended the scene at Barrack Road and Chapeltown Road at 4pm on Friday (Feb 8) and managed to free him, but he died shortly after.
His passenger was best pal Aweys Ali, 23, who suffered a broken collar bone. They had been friends since nursery.
Adel’s funeral was last night (Feb 11) at the Bilal Mosque in Harehills and hundreds of people were expected to attend.
The former Allerton Grange High School pupil was due to finish his pharmacy degree at Bradford University and had been on a work placement at St James’s Hospital in Leeds. He also worked at Boots in Oakwood.
He lived with his parents and his brother Sakib Hussain, who is a solicitor, at Upland Road, Leeds 8.
His cousin Akram Sharif said: “The family is devastated.
“He was a happy, helpful person who did lots of community work and fundraising to help others.”
Adel was a volunteer at the Al Buruj community project in Leeds, which is now collecting money for Adel’s family, who will choose a charity to benefit. Already more than £1,500 has been donated in his memory.
A friend, Hassan Abrar, said: “He helped tirelessly in the community. He organised a football tournament for underprivileged kids in Harehills. He will be missed.”
A Leeds Teaching Hospitals spokesman said: “Pharmacy staff at St James’s are extremely upset to hear about Adel’s death. He was very well liked with a promising future and everyone feels devastated. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”