A young man has died after an e-scooter crash in Wolverhampton days after his girlfriend was pictured holding his hand from her hospital bed.
Shakur Pinnock was put on life support after the horror crash which saw him suffer serious injuries, including a fractured skull, two severed arteries, a broken jaw and punctured lungs.
The 20-year-old was airlifted to hospital and put on life support after the crash involving a Volkwagen Golf on Saturday, June 12, reports Birmingham Live.
His girlfriend Chante Hoosange, who was a passenger on the e-scooter also has serious injuries.
The 19-year-old was pictured holding his hand in hospital on Tuesday.
In heartbreaking post on Facebook, Shakur’s mum, Celine Fraser-Pinnock said he tragically died on Friday in hospital.
She said: “I miss you so much. My beautiful, gorgeous baby.
“He succumbed to his injuries and passed away at 3.48pm today.”
The 56-year-old previously said medical staff had discussed turning off Shakur’s life support as they had done ‘all they could do’.
She said she had begged them to keep the machine on to give her son “a bit more time to heal”.
In a Facebook post earlier today (Saturday, June 19), her mum said: “I have no words sorry. Pray for Chanté’s and the family’s strength.”
Chanté’s aunt Emma Murphy has set up an online JustGiving page to raise funds for Shakur’s memorial costs and to support both families affected by the ‘horrific’ crash.
Paying tribute to Shakur, she told Birmingham Live: “Shak was the only person that was able to bring the biggest smile to my niece’s face, she just beamed when he was around.
“He made her laugh in a way nobody else could, with him she was truly happy and for this I will be eternally grateful to Shak.”
She added Chanté has a long road to recovery ahead – both physically and mentally.
“Losing her soulmate has been totally devastating, she said. “She has already undergone two lots of surgery and has more to come. She is likely to have to remain in hospital for many weeks.
“Chante’s family would really like to thank all the amazing doctors, nurses and other staff at Queen’s Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham who really have made what has been a horrendous situation just a little more bearable.”
West Midlands Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact the force via the live chat facility at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight.
Alternatively call 101 at anytime, quoting log 2690 of June 12.
A spokesperson for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said: “The trust extends its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Shakur Pinnock.
“Our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.”