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A talented university Law student has died following a tragic accident in Dewsbury.

Asad Hussain, 22, from Crescent Walk, Ravensthorpe , who was studying at Birmingham University, died after the car he was travelling in plunged into a ditch on Forge Lane.

Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Asad Hussain, 22, a Birmingham University Law student who died in a car accident in Dewsbury on Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2019

A close member of his family, Kirklees councillor Mussarat Pervaiz, (Dewsbury West), said she had known him since he was a little boy.

She said: “His father is Ajib Hussain and his mother is Asia. They had three sons and two daughters and Asad was the eldest.

“I understand he was in the car with his sister, Aroosa, and were on their way back home after visiting a local gym.

“He was such a bright young lad and there are not enough words to say how we are all feeling at the moment. All his friends are outside crying in the street.

“His mother is originally from Birmingham and they have family down there so it made sense for him to study there.

“He was a very kind-hearted young man and was raising money to do charity work in countries where poverty is extreme and was going to go out and dig some wells with his friends.

“The family were due to fly out to Pakistan next week for a wedding but instead they will be attending their son’s funeral service at the mosque on North Road, Ravensthorpe.”

Asad Hussain,, 22, a Birmingham University Law student who died in a car accident in Dewsbury on Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2019

After the news of his death broke, dozens paid tribute to him.

Sam wrote: “R.I.P so sad how young lives are being lost in devastating circumstances. We all talk about life but no one talks about death. Living today gone tomorrow.”

Catherine Blackburn wrote on Facebook: “So shocked to hear this sad news. Asad was a lovely young man and he will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family for their terrible loss. R.I.P.”

Anne Pentelow added: “RIP young man, thoughts & prayers to all family & friends.”

Andrea Lawford wrote: “Sending condolences to the family and friends ..such a terrible loss of a young man with his whole life in front of him.”

A silver Honda Civic crashes down a hillside and into a ditch at Forge Lane, Dewsbury

West Yorkshire Police Duty Inspector Darren Brown said: “At 12.53pm on Sunday, 3 March, police were called to a report of a vehicle which had come off the road and into a ditch at Forge Lane, Dewsbury.

The scene of the fatal accident at Forge Lane, Dewsbury

“The vehicle was a Silver Honda Civic.  On police arrival the 22yr old male driver of the Civic was found to be deceased.

“A 20-year-old female passenger was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with minor injuries.

“A 23-year-old woman from a second vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The female is currently in custody.

“Police enquiries are continuing and we are appealing for witnesses to contact us on 101, quoting log no. 840 of 3/3/2019.”