Inquest opens into crash death of seven-year-old Leeds boy

Alin Mosa (left) pictured on holiday in Kurdistan last month with his sister Arda (centre)  and brother Ara (right)
Alin Mosa (left) pictured on holiday in Kurdistan last month with his sister Arda (centre) and brother Ara (right)
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A FATHER whose seven-year-old son died in a road crash in Kent last month today said his two other children who were critically injured are now “much better.”

Alin Mosa died and his six-year-old brother Ara and 17-month-old sister Arda were badly hurt when the family’s car was involved in collision with a lorry near Folkestone in Kent at around 9.30am on Friday, August 29.

The children’s father Abdulwaid Mosa, 42, and mother Huzan Mosa, 30, were less seriously injured in the accident.

On Monday, Kent Police said Ara and Arda remained in a critical condition at a London hospital.

Speaking to the YEP from the hospital yesterday, Mr Mosa, of Headingley, Leeds, said: “The children have improved. They are much better.

“Arda recognised me for the first time. She was laughing to me today. Ara is much better than before.”

Mr Mosa added: “The children are improving. I’m sure I’m going to see them again at home.”

The accident happened soon after the family returned to the UK from a holiday in Europe and Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

An inquest opening at Folkestone Magistrates Court has heard Alin was a back seat passenger in the family’s grey Kia Soul car.

A post mortem revealed Alin, who was a pupil at Kirkstall St Stephen’s C of E Primary School, died from multiple injuries.

Coroner’s officer Marion Hale told Central and South East Kent coroner Rachel Redman that the Kia Soul collided with a DAF lorry on the A20 just passed Saltwood near Hythe.

The inquest was adjourned pending further enquiries.

Witnesses to the accident are being urged to contact Kent Police on 01622 798538, quoting reference 29-0349.

27 October 2017.
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