source: Birmingham Mail
published: 17 June 2014
A police watchdog has cleared officers of any wrongdoing after a driver they were following died in a crash as he raced to see his stabbed brother in hospital. Kevin Burris, 29, (a relative of 4WardEver UK’s Tippa Naphtali) was killed in the tragedy four years ago and was found by his own mother, who had been at the bedside of his critically-injured sibling Karl.
He was on his way to City Hospital with four friends after hearing his brother had been stabbed at a Smethwick nightclub and was in intensive care.
Karl survived, but Kevin died when his car crashed into a lamppost in Dudley Road, Winson Green, just yards from the hospital in the early hours of March 26 in 2010.
An inquest reached a verdict of accidental death last month. The brothers’ mum Imogen Brown told how she raced out to the accident scene because she “felt her son’s spirit” pass over her. She fainted after recognising the registration plate of the wrecked vehicle.