A MOTHER has described how she comforted her son as he lay seriously injured on a busy road in Huddersfield.
Fasil Iqbal, 24, from Fartown, was badly hurt when he was in collision with a motorcycle on Bradford Road last Wednesday.
His mother Gulmar revealed that she felt responsible for his injuries.
She said: “I blame myself for it because I asked him to go to Fartown Post Office to withdraw some money for me.
“It was a nice day so he decided to walk rather than drive.”
At 4.10pm Mr Iqbal was in collision with a motorbike on Bradford Road, near Fartown Police Station.
He is believed to have been crossing the Huddersfield-bound dual carriageway from the central reservation when the accident happened. Mr Iqbal suffered a broken leg, broken pelvis and internal injuries.
His mother learnt of the accident within minutes.
She said: “I was standing by my window when I saw a girl running towards the house. I don’t know who she was but she knocked on the door and told me my son had been in an accident.
“I thought I was going to faint. I’m a diabetic and I didn’t feel well. I started to pray.”
Mrs Iqbal went to the scene and found her son lying on the road.
She said: “I went and kissed his face and said ‘I’m here’. He told me he needed a drink of water. The police and paramedics were there and there were hundreds of people gathered.”
The rider, a 31-year-old from Almondbury who has not been named, was flung from his bike in the collision. He suffered multiple injuries including severe grazing to his back and arms.
He was transferred from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to Hope Hospital in Manchester for specialist neurological care.
Mr Iqbal was also taken to the infirmary where he had surgery.
Mrs Iqbal visited her son on Friday.
She said: “He was still in pain. He talked a little but he couldn’t say much because of the pain.
“He asked how everyone was, especially his younger sister Shazia. She’s mentally handicapped and she hasn’t been well recently.”
Mr Iqbal is a former pupil of Salendine Nook High School. He is currently unemployed and has three sisters and a brother.
Mrs Iqbal said: “He’s a lovely, happy lad. He has a white Subaru and he loves driving. He’s always giving people lifts.”
Police are investigating the accident, which caused massive disruption to traffic in the area.
Anyone with information can call Pc Phil Shaw on 01484 436 847.