a leeds man died after his car crashed into railings just minutes after he was warned by police about speeding.
Mohammed Ahsaan Ali and his friend Naseer Jang were warned about their driving after the two motorists were spotted by police officers near Oakwood Clock, an inquest heard.
The pair were then joined by their friend Nadeem Khan in his car as they drove along Roundhay Road in the early hours of Saturday, April 21.
The trio set off in “convoy” towards Leeds city centre.
But the court heard that Mr Ali’s Toyota Yaris veered out of control and smashed into a railing before landing on its roof close to the junction of Gledhow Valley Road.
Leeds Coroner’s Court was told witnesses had spotted Mr Ali and the convoy driving at “excessive speed” through the 30mph speed limit along the main road minutes before the crash.
The court was told Mr Ali, 21, lost control of his vehicle and died after fracturing his neck.
West Yorkshire Coroner David Hinchliff delivered a verdict of accidental death yesterday.
He said: “It’s a matter of great sadness they did not heed the advice the police gave.
“It’s obvious to me that Ahsaan was travelling at an excessive speed.”
He said that the railings acted as a “launch pad” when the car swerved “out of control”.
Mr Ali’s mother Saffeen Ali said in a written statement that her son was “a beautiful person inside and out” and that he played a “big role in family life”.
She added: “He was my best friend and we shared anything.
“We cherished our time and his passing has left a massive hole in my family.”
Mr Hinchliff addressed the family after delivering verdict and said: “Your son seemed like a very charming and lovely young man and I am very sorry his life has been lost in this way.”