Carjacking results in death of Uber Eats driver Mohammad Anwar

Mohammed Anwar, a 66-year-old father-of-three, died during a violent  carjacking attempt on  Tuesday, March 20.

Courtesy of GoFundMe

Mohammed Anwar, a 66-year-old father-of-three, died during a violent carjacking attempt on Tuesday, March 20.

On Tuesday, March 20, two teenage girls attempted to carjack an UberEats driver in Washington, D.C., which ended in a crash that killed the man.

Mohammad Anwar, 66, was hanging onto the vehicle, when the girls crashed, according to cops.

The driver, a Pakistani immigrant, who lived in nearby Virginia, suffered a head injury and later died, as the girls armed with a taser, tried to navigate the car down the street.

A graphic, now-viral video showed the deadly incident unfolding, with Anwar, on the driver’s side, fighting to regain control of the steering wheel.

He can be heard yelling “they’re thieves” and “this is my car!” as he attempts to pull one of the girls out of the driver’s seat.

However, the girl suddenly accelerates, causing the car to speed down with Anwar still clinging on. The car can then be seen smashing into a metal fence from its left side — crushing Anwar between the barrier and car door. 

Anwar’s car is showed crashed and flipped sideways as he lays motionless on the sidewalk. (Courtesy of Daily Mail)

The bystander filming the incident rushes to the site of the crash to see the car rolled over onto its side as the two girls climb out of the wreck.

Anwar is filmed lying motionless on the sidewalk as witnesses race to his aide.

Two National Guardsmen removed the girls from the car and temporarily detained them until police arrived and arrested them.

Anwar was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead soon after.

The two girls, aged 13 and 15, are now reportedly getting a plea deal as D.C. laws prohibit a 13-year-old from being tried as an adult. For a 15-years-old, the D.C. Attorney General’s Office could petition for a case to be transferred to the adult court system. 

The plea deal led to many calling for the teens to be charged as adults.

The GoFundMe set up for Anwar’s family has reached over a million dollars with support pouring in internationally.

“We will carry him with us always, but it doesn’t take the pain away of losing him so tragically and so unexpectedly soon,” read part of a statement on the family’s GoFundMe page.

Emaan Pirzada, junior, describes that the death of  Anwar represents her worst fears as the daughter of Muslim immigrants. 

“Although it was not racially or ethnically motivated, Anwar’s death resonates with immigrants across the country,” Pirzada said. “It scares me that he died alone, that nobody checked on him in his final moments.”

Pirzada mentions that she is also afraid that Anwar’s death is being weaponized in order to ‘discredit’ civil movements.

“They do not see him for the husband, father, and friend that he was, and it hurts to see that he will not receive the justice that he deserves,” Pirzada said.