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Shahzaib Hussain: Jury shown CCTV of collision that killed boy, 11

Shahzaib Hussain Image copyright Family photograph/BBC
Image caption Shahzaib Hussain had been praying at the Masjid-e-Hamza mosque before the incident

CCTV footage of the moment an 11-year-old boy was fatally injured in a collision with a car has been played at the trial of the driver.

Shahzaib Hussain died after he was hit outside a mosque on Moss Street West in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

Henry Barker, 20, has admitted causing death by careless driving but denies causing death by dangerous driving at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

The CCTV showed the boy being hit by a Mercedes in the 29 February incident.

The jury watched footage of Shahzaib running out on to the street from the mosque, where he had earlier attended afternoon prayers with his father and uncle.

As footage of the moment of impact was played in court, a member of the boy's family wiped away tears from her eyes.

The jury has heard evidence from a forensic collision investigator who said she had calculated the car was travelling at a minimum of 40.8 mph (65.6 kmph) - which was more than twice the speed limit.

A taxi driver who was picking up his cab from a car wash also described witnessing the crash.

Talal Raja said as the Mercedes went past it was going "very, very fast" and was swerving through parked cars, making his own car shake.

He said he saw in his rear view mirror that someone had been hit and he could see "somebody in the air".

The trial continues.

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