A mother has released CCTV footage of the car crash that killed her 12-year-old son.
Amar Atwal was travelling as a backseat passenger in a Mitsubishi Outlander when he was hit by a speeding taxi in May 2015.
The schoolboy was thrown from the vehicle and died two days later after the crash at a give-way junction in West Bromwich. His mother, Sukhi Atwal, says he was not wearing a seatbelt.
The footage, issued by West Midlands Police as part of a seatbelt awareness campaign, shows the two cars crash into each other on Hollyhedge Road.
The shocking video shows the taxi speeding across a junction and straight into the Mitsubishi. Debris can be seen flying from Amar’s car before sliding sideways into a tree and flipping in the air.
Sukhi says if her son was wearing a seatbelt, he may still be alive.
In a heartbreaking video released as part of the campaign, she added:
We will never get over the loss of Amar; he was such a bright, intelligent, fun-loving boy. He was an innocent victim of the crash and there is now a huge hole which can never be filled in our lives.
We can never get Amar back – but I just hope by encouraging both young and old to try and be as safe as possible they won’t have to go through the heartbreak we have.
The speeding taxi driver, Nadeem Hussain, 35, had ignored ‘give way’ instructions when he drove across the junction without slowing or stopping.
He was jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving. He was also found guilty on two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Officers from Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) will be monitoring roads across The Midlands as part of the week-long campaign. Drivers who are found not wearing a seatbelt will be fined £100.