Mustafa Madeem, 12, killed outside McDonald’s in an e-scooter bus accident

Tributes have been paid to Mustafa, 12, who was killed in Birmingham yesterday (Image: Facebook)

This is the first image of a 12-year-old boy who was killed while riding his e-scooter on his way to school.

Mustafa Madeem was on his way to Saltley High School on the Voi machine when the accident happened in Belchers Lane, Birmingham, just before 8am yesterday.

The emergency services attended the accident and closed the road during rush hour.

But despite the efforts of paramedics, Mustafa was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 12-year-old boy riding an electric scooter died after colliding with a bus in Birmingham this morning [Dec 6].  The collision happened outside McDonald's on Belchers Lane, Bordesley Green, just before 8am on Tuesday.  Caption: Police at Belchers Lane in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, where a 12-year-old boy riding an electric scooter died after colliding with a bus on 6 December 2022

The police at the scene of the accident yesterday (Image: BPM Media)

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His uncle Wakas Rashid told MailOnline the family is devastated.

He said: ‘The family are devastated as you can imagine. This is a desperately sad time for all of us.

“They have been in the mosque all evening where friends and family have come to pay their respects.”

Mr Rashid said Mustafa was the second eldest of four siblings and had one brother and two sisters.

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A nearby shop worker said: “He was zooming down the road on an E-Scooter and was then hit by the bus.

“The road was closed for about two hours, as this is how long it will take the emergency services to get him out from under the bus.”

West Midlands Police announced the news this afternoon: “Sadly a boy has died following a collision with a bus in Birmingham today.

“The 12-year-old is believed to have been riding an e-scooter when he collided with a bus on Bordesley Green, near the junction with Belchers Lane, shortly before 8am.”

The statement added: ‘He was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene. The road remains closed this afternoon while our investigators work to determine what happened.

“The youngster’s family have been told and are being supported by specially trained officers.”

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “This is a terrible tragedy for the young boy’s family and friends and our thoughts are with them at this time.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses but would still like to hear from any of the passengers on the bus who we have not yet spoken to, or from people who may have caught what happened on dashcam.

“If people have footage we would ask them not to share it on social media but to send it to us so we can help establish exactly what happened.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance said they sent two ambulances and two ambulance officers to the scene.

“He had sustained life-threatening injuries and was in a critical condition,” the spokesman said.

“Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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