Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Family Tribute to Taxi Driver in Crash Tragedy

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Family Tribute to Taxi Driver in Crash Tragedy

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THE family of a taxi driver who died in a crash have paid tribute to the "caring, devoted" father.

Popular Mohammed Latif, known as Latty, suffered serious head injuries when his Vauxhall Vectra private hire cab hit a tree and parked cars on Park Vale Road, in Middlesbrough, at about 2.20am yesterday.

Mr Latif was taken to James Cook University Hospital by ambulance but died as a result of his injuries.

In a statement, his family said the 46-year-old would be missed by everyone who knew him.

"Mohammed, known as Latty, was a hard-working man," they said. "He had a heart of gold and would help everyone he could, giving them great support.

"Latty was a caring, devoted father to his three children and a rock to his wife, Tarzeem.

"He was well liked and loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed."

An inquest has opened into Mr Latif's death. Teesside Coroner's Court heard that the dad-of-three, who was born in Pakistan, lived with wife Tarzeem, 41, at their family home on Chalford Oaks, Acklam. …

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