11-year-old girl saves young cousin moments before car crash

Iman Zainab Javed, 11, saved her three-year-old cousin right before a lorry crashed into her


News Desk February 11, 2017
Iman Zainab Javed, 11, saved her three-year-old cousin right before a lorry crashed into her. PHOTO COURTESY: FAMILY HANDOUT

An 11-year-old girl stuck in car wreckage died moments after saving her three-year-old cousin's life.


Iman Zainab Javed helped her cousin out of the wreckage right before a lorry crashed into her near Bamber Bridge in Lancashire. Iman's father who was driving the VW Sharan with the 11-year-old and other family members in the car is in critical condition.


Iman from Rochdale, was in the backseat when the car collided with a Renault Clio, following which a lorry crashed into both cars. Three other family members suffered minor injuries due to the accident.


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Iman's family recalled her as a "beautiful, caring, fun-loving, inquisitive and sometimes cheeky young girl", who "could play patiently for hours with her younger cousins but could also tell you the impact Brexit had on the pound."

PHOTO COURTESY: FAMILY HANDOUT

"Iman had a particularly special bond with her three-year-old cousin, Aaima Vasim, who suffers from a serious heart condition," they said.

PHOTO COURTESY: FAMILY HANDOUT

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"Iman's last act in this world was to help Aaima out of the vehicle to safety." Iman's sudden demise left several people, including her head teacher in "tremendous shock". "Iman was a first class student and such a bright, intelligent girl," Linda Cotton said.

This article originally appeared on BBC NEWS.

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Maheen Ayaz. | 4 years ago | Reply inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon. May Allah elevate your status in jannah. ameen. you were a hero little girl...
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