A woman was burned alive inside a car Friday.
It happened in New York City, and police say the driver, Saeed Ahmad, 23, fled his burning vehicle without trying to help his female passenger.
Ahmad, who does not have a valid license, was driving his Infiniti when he allegedly lost control and crashed into the barrier that hugs the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, New York. Upon impact, the car burst into flames.
Ahmad, apparently caring little for his passenger, was captured on cellphone video approaching a cab and asking, “Can I get a ride?”
Meanwhile, his passenger Harleen Grewel, 25, was burned alive in the front passenger seat.
According to Fox News, police tracked Ahmad to a nearby hospital and arrested him on charges of criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and speeding.
His brother Waheed Ahmad, told the New York Post that his brother “did not just run away from the scene.”
“He tried to get her out,” Waheed told the paper. “He couldn’t get her out. The fire got too crazy. It just burned so quick.”
Saeed Ahmad was being treated for burns to his neck, arms and legs when he was arrested. Waheed Ahmad said he suffered those injuries trying to save Grewel.
Waheed added that his brother hailed the cab because he lost his phone in the wreckage and could not call an ambulance.
“He’s emotionally distraught,” Waheed Ahmad said of his brother. “Every time they ask him about what happened, he’s crying and screaming. His friend burned alive.”
— Joshua Longmore (@JBLongmore) October 13, 2017
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