The Metropolitan Police Service

04/20/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/20/2024 00:20

Three victims of fatal collision in Staples Corner Retail Park named

Three people who sadly died following a fatal collision in Staples Corner Retail Park, Barnet have been named by police.

Mohamad Zeidani, 21, Mohammed Ghazzi, 21, and Sohail Zulfiqar, 20, all sadly died when a car they were in crashed through a car park fence and down an embankment, striking a footbridge.

The incident happened at around 23:26hrs on Sunday, 14 April and officers in the Serious Collison Investigation Unit continue to carry out a number of enquiries to establish the exact circumstances leading up to the collision.

Two other passengers involved are in a non-life threatening condition.

Their families continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

Detective Sergeant Paul Jackson, leading the investigation said: "Our thoughts remain with the families of Mohamad, Mohammed and Sohail as they come to terms with the loss of their loved ones.

"We will continue to support them in whatever way we can.

"The two other passengers are stable and in a non-life threatening condition. They are also being supported by officers and I hope they make a full recovery soon.

"We are aware of commentary circulating on social media and by the media speculating on the manner of driving before the collision.

"Whilst we have a number of active lines of enquiry and are keeping an open mind, evidence gathered so far suggests that the vehicle involved was not racing or performing high speed laps or stunts as has been reported.

"These were three lives, taken far too young, and our enquiries into the full circumstances of what happened continue. Their families deserve answers and so, again, we would ask anyone who witnessed anything or has any relevant mobile phone or dashcam footage to come forward.

"Anyone with any information can call police on 101, quoting reference 7502/14april."