Tribute paid to a "cheerful, caring and thoughtful" teenager "with a beautiful heart" who sadly died following a collision
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The mother of 17-year-old Nadia Yusuf who sadly died following a collision on Mancunian Way on Monday 10 January has paid tribute to her "perfect daughter".
In a statement she said: "Nadia (may rabb rest her soul in Jannah) died tragically in a road accident and all those who loved her are still in shock and disbelief.
"She was my first born and best friend. Nadia was not only physically beautiful but she had an equally beautiful heart as attested by all the people paying their respects to the family. Nothing was ever too much for her and taking charge of her siblings was only one of the chores she happily performed.
"Nadia was a happy teen who was beloved to everyone who crossed her path and she was enjoying her life and looking forward to a bright future. I won't and can't tire of saying she was cheerful, caring and thoughtful to all that knew her and beyond. She truly touched the hearts of everyone she met.
"Not only was she a perfect daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend but she was a great role model for her siblings.
"She will be greatly missed and as our Islamic traditions state, inalilahu was ina ilehi rajioon. 'Verily we belong to God, and verily to him we return'
"As a family, we would like to thank everyone who has taken time to pay their respects as well as all the emergency crew who facilitated the help. Thank you and jzk kheyran for all the kind gestures and messages. This reminds us that death has been decreed by Allah, and we will all return to our creator."
Officers were called at around 11.45pm on Monday 10 January 2022 to reports a white Mercedes car had struck a railway bridge near to the end of the Mancunian Way. Manchester.
Sadly, the front-seat passenger of the Mercedes - who has since been formally identified as 17-year-old Nadia Yusuf - was pronounced dead at hospital.
The 18-year-old male rear-seat passenger was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in a critical condition.
The male driver, 23, was taken to hospital where he remains with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
There have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information or dash-cam footage should call police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 3221 of 10/01/2022.
Information can also be reported online or by using the Live Chat function at www.gmp.police.uk.
If you can't report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.