WARNING - DISTRESSING FOOTAGE: Vision of a fatal hit-and-run between a cyclist and a car has been released as police hunt for the driver.
The family of Andell Goulbourne have released an emotional plea hoping to find the person responsible for the death of the 59-year-old man.
“He was a father, a grandfather and recently a great grandfather,” Mr Goulbourne’s daughter Nyesha Smith said at a press conference.
“I spoke to my dad about two days before. I rang him because it was my birthday on the Saturday, his last words were ‘make contact with your sister, love you’. He said ‘Love you bab’ as he always does. That was our last conversation,” daughter Samanthan Higgins added.
CCTV footage shows the moment Mr Goulbourne was struck with significant force by a BMW as he cycled along Washwood Heath Rd in Birmingham on July 30 at 11.10pm.
Mr Goulbourne flew metres into the air, leaving him fatally injured on the road. He was declared dead at the scene.
CCTV footage shows four occupants exit the vehicle before fleeing the scene in the leased car.
“I’m angry at the moment, I’m really angry but he was a good person especially in the community and we have been overwhelmed by the good deeds that he has done in the community,” Mr Goulbourne’s sister Carol Gordon said.
West Midlands police said three men have already been interviewed about the incident and they are still wanting to speak to a man named Kashif Khan in connection with the incident.
As detectives continue to hunt for the driver of the car, Mr Goulbourne’s family made an appeal for information about who was behind the wheel the night of the incident.
“It didn’t need to happen. If the driver would have just concentrated on his speed, we wouldn’t be here today,” Ms Gordon said.
We just want the people where it happened who have given us the support and told us how they were there for my dad, to just be truthful. For the person who’s knocked over my dad for them to be honest and just bring him to justice,” she added.
Ms Smith said the pain of losing her father is something she is dealing with but she only wants the person responsible to be held accountable.
“I want for the community to understand the pain that we’re going through, understand that it’s something that shouldn’t have happened and we have to deal with it and justice needs to be served for my dad.”
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