The investigation ends with the tragic death of a young Bradford boy

Tayyab Akram, of East Bowling, suffered serious head injuries after being struck by a Mercedes Sprinter truck while walking on Wakefield Road on October 13, 2021.

The Bradford Academy sixth-year pupil was jogging with members of the Nelson Boxing Academy when he decided to “take a shortcut” and entered the road, a court heard.

His older brother, also a member of the club, unfortunately witnessed the fatal accident.

Coroner Crispin Oliver said: “It was particularly devastating for his brother. It was absolutely not his fault. There was nothing he could have done to prevent it.”

The court heard the driver slowed down quickly but there was not enough time to avoid the collision.

Paramedics came to the scene, and Tayeb was transferred to Leeds General Hospital, but despite the treatment and diligent efforts made by the hospital, his condition unfortunately deteriorated.

He died on the evening of October 19.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Al-Tayeb's funeral was attended by thousands of mournersAl-Tayeb’s funeral was attended by thousands of mourners (Photo: NewsWest)

In a family statement read out in court, Al-Tayeb’s uncle, Amber Akram, described his nephew as a “popular and popular” boy with a “charismatic personality”.

Tayyab was “extremely passionate” about boxing and had been a member of Nelson for more than two years.

On that day, the mother took Rahna Taib and his brother to Nelson School where he trained every Wednesday for two hours, between 6 and 8 p.m.

As usual, the 10-15 members, a mix of boys and girls aged between 7 and 17, began their session with a one-hour run up and down Wakefield Road.

The court heard the family had no concerns about this as at least one adult would always be with the group.

The family statement said that once Tayyab makes a decision, he will always act on it.

Tayyib said “I’m taking a shortcut” and turned onto the dual carriageway, the court heard.

She added that they are not holding anyone responsible because it was a bad decision that led to loss of life.

At the hearing, a representative of Bradford Council’s environmental health team said the club no longer held the presidency and no legal action had been taken against them.

PS Michael Kilburn, from West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Investigation Team, gave evidence.

CCTV footage showed the person’s driving style was “unremarkable” in the period leading up to the collision.

Coroner Oliver concluded: “It was a sudden, spontaneous decision to cross the road without checking traffic before anyone intervened.

“The driver did not have enough time to stop.”

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