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Too young to die - brother in tribute to crash victim.

Byline: Andy Richardson Staff Reporter andy.richardson@trinitymirror.com

THE heartbroken brother of a teenage motorcyclist who died after he crashed into a lamp-post in Smethwick has paid a touching tribute, saying: "He was a lovely, kind, kid - too good to die."

Suhail Yousaf, 18, died after his motorcycle collided with the lamppost in Alma Street, close to its junction with Tollhouse Way. Paramedics were called to the scnene at around 1.40pm on Saturday and battled to save his live but he was later pronounced dead.

His devastated brother Aamir, 23, told the Birmingham Mail: "He was a lovely kind kid, too good to die. He was very innocent. There is a saying only the good die young and that is true in Suhail's case. He was just 18.

"As a family we are devastated and are trying to come to terms with what happened.

"He had a very bright future ahead of him. He was studying IT and Business at Sandwell College and was doing very well.

"His great passion was anything mechanical and he loved his cars but especially motorbikes.

"The only thing that will keep us strong is our faith and the belief that he is in a better place now in heaven."

Suhail, who lived with his family in Seymour Road, Oldbury, also leaves behind mother Sophia, father Parvez and sisters Ruby, aged 21 and 17-yearold Sanah. Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact them.

Alan Wood, from West Midlands Police's Collision Investigation Unit, said: "It's unclear exactly what led up to the collision and I'd urge anyone who saw what happened to contact me on the 101 number.

"Any fatal road crash is dreadful but this is particularly sad given that such a young man has lost his life."

Anyone with any information should ring police on 101.

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