Ahmed Saeed

The brother of a coward who hailed a cab and fled while his girlfriend burned to death in his car says the man is a "hero."

25-year-old Harleen Grewel, of Astoria, died in a fiery crash on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn Friday morning.

Police say Saeed Ahmed, 23, was speeding westbound near Centre Street in Red Hook when his 2007 Infiniti G35 crashed into a concrete barrier.

Video obtained by ABC 7 shows the car fully engulfed in flames as Ahmad hailed a cab nearby.

“Can I get a ride?” Ahmed is heard asking the cab driver before fleeing, leaving Grewel to die in the front passenger seat of his car.

Police caught up with Ahmed at Maimonides Hospital in Borough Park, where he was treated for minor burns.

He was later arrested on charges of criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving without a license.

Ahmed's brother insists he is a hero for attempting to save Grewel before hailing a cab and leaving the scene.

“He did not just run away from the scene. He lost his phone in the car [and was] unable to call the ambulance,” said Waheed Ahmad, 21.

Waheed claims his brother waited as long as he could, but he left to get treatment when help took too long to arrive.

“He tried to get her out. That’s how his hands and his legs and his neck got burned. He couldn’t get her out. The fire got too crazy. It just burned so quick,” said Waheed.

Waheed said Saeed "was in pain" and he took a taxi and left since “the ambulance wasn’t coming”.

  • R in NYC

    I swear the craziest shit goes down in NYC. It's like the city has a curse over it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Hopefully he'll get some prison time over this. What he did was deplorable,leaving that burning woman in that car. Disgusting.

  • Bonsai

    The ambulance in NYC does take forever to come, but yes he should have stayed as long as it takes even if it's an hour and bear the pain until the ambulance come. Now it looks like he meant to have his girlfriend killed.

  • Yoni7

    True definition of a fukk boi. That poor lady was sleeping with the enemy. He didn't even try to get the cabbie to call for help, if he so-called "lost his phn in the fire?" I wonder if he was drunk. Drunk drivers NEVER die.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ladies.... please leave these fuq bois alone.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    I just saw the video he is facing a lot of charges. Mainly because he fled the scene. I wonder what made him leave her in the car? Did she die instantly when they crashed? Because it's weird how he would just flee like that. I saw that car on fire in the video, damn burned alive like back in the Salem Witch Trials. I can't even picture or feel the pain of burning flesh... I don't even want to. When I get burned on the fingertip by a lighter while trying to light a candle, it annoys me as it is.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    “Can I get a ride?”

    ....not 'can you help me?' or 'can you call for help?' hero my arse, smh

  • indano

    Gotta go Bishop Bullwinkle on this.....Hell To Da Naw,Naw,Naw
    Serious.....Their culture have very little respect for women.

  • indano

    Council on American-Islamic Relations - CAIR....will represent him and have the charges lowered.

  • TheOwley

    Made of material strong as jello, poorly fabricated and designed with a yellow stripe down his back gets you this, a coward.


    People are just plain evil. Prayers for her family. It's your life people, if someone is speeding or driving recklessly while you're in their car, ask them to slow down or let you out. If Paul Walker and this young lady had done it, they both would not have had the same fate. Very sad.

  • You Could Never

    Maybe he was in shock. IDK. This was heartless tho. That poor scared ass woman. Lord Jesus what a scary way to go.

  • hottlanta

    It is a shame when a man treats you like shyt when you are alive. But to treat you like shyt when you are dying is the worst ever. That sounds like he has a woman at home so when the police or news camera come I am not trying to be on television so I am outta here now. He was with somewhere with someone he wasn't supposed to be with. You can hide for so long but your shyt will be exposed sooner or later. I told my babies if you wanna know if a man cares about you get sick or broke and unfortunately she found out in death.

  • Renee26

    My thoughts too...the drunk drivers always survive and will more than likely drink and drive again

  • Karen Brady

    Off topic..Sandra will you pl post Tamika Mallory story? I feel like I know the beginning and end but not the middle. Something seems to be missing to me.

  • Renee26

    Sandra can we get a post on the Somalia attack??

  • Karen Brady

    Piece of shyt. I hope she died on impact. Horrible way to go.

  • Karen Brady

    ahhh...clever.. I can definitely see this. Probably why he was speeding..to drop her and get his disgraceful ass home.

  • Karen Brady

    Yep..ask them to pls pull over and you hop on out.

  • Simone

    SO we calling a cowardly act going to get treatment? WTF!

  • Yoni7

    Live to kill another day. As I say.

  • Princess Sarah ??

    What about yours ignorant fukk?

  • hottlanta

    This mofo couldn't even fake a tear. That is the tragic part that makes me angry.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    but he left to get treatment.....and he took a taxi and left

    HE LEFT........
    HE LEFT.....Therefore he is a POS



  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I don't believe people in shock can hail a taxi and go get treatment.....SHOCK to me is maybe just staying there and not being able to move to get her...

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Now that's a theory......Whatever the reason he LEFT....married, unmarried, cheating, downlow....whatever...he LEFT...someone who was literally burning alive....

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I've done that before, my ex-husband's brother was driving like 100 miles over the limit...and I asked him to slow down or pull over and let me and my child out....he got pissed....but he slowed his azz down....I think he was trying to show out of something...just stupid shat men do....

  • BloodBlood

    Well damn

  • Candance

    He tried to save her, but had to save himself when he couldn't get her out? We are mad why? Sounds like a freak accident!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    And he got in that cab cool as a cucumber as if he just blew a flat tire....WOW...

  • MzKeriBabee

    Sooooooo the taxi driver didn't have a phone to call 911????????? and they both could have waited for an ambulance...hmmmm...

  • indano

    Shaddup ya perverted funk bomb. goat humper

  • more

    Men aint shyt

  • MzKeriBabee

    And sooooooooooooo I just watched the video.... this man so nonchalantly gets into the cab as if NOTHING is wrong... I'm like WTH??? his actions were HORRIBLE...

  • Princess Sarah ??

    Ugly smelly gorilla

  • NeverSurprised

    "We are mad why?"
    Because most of us have a heart, a soul, and functioning brain cells, that's why.

    How did he "try to save her" if he calmly walked away from the burning car with no attempt at getting help for an accident that HE caused by speeding while driving without a licence? An attempt to save her would have entailed flagging down another motorist and begging them to CALL FOR HELP.

  • nick c

    Thats not shock, shock can happen immediately after exiting the dangerous scenario, he could have also had a head injury.

  • nick c

    Everyone expected him to suffer 1st degree burns to that white girl...aint happening.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Bye! That ninja was fleeing...just watch the video....

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The fact that he was driving without a license, is an indication that he is dishonest and he thinks he is above the law. If the crash was the result of his failure to obey traffic and safety laws, that's a further indictment of his character.

    Jumping in a taxi and going to the hospital, while your girlfriend is barbecuing in your car, isn't a normal response. He sounds like a sociopath.

  • hottlanta

    Say he ain't shyt. His actions is not gonna turn me away from the "D". Ain't got nothing to do with me.

  • hottlanta

    Ain't nobody in shock got enough time to determine whether not they got enough money in their money or debit card to pay for a taxi.

  • Malcom Flex

    Those Arabs ride for and protect each other

  • Allihave2say

    You are a mind that I appreciate at all times, in all comments.

  • Allihave2say

    He lost his phone in the fire but did he use the cab driver's phone?

  • Allihave2say

    This ^^^^ U host said,

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Thank you! I try to think before I font. ?

    After watching the video, it occurred to me that the crash and the fire could have been deliberate.

  • Allihave2say

    I haven't watched the video but after reading the story I thought the same. I also considered his picture… look at his soul.

  • Ebony Starr

    I wonder if he was drunk too. His clothes didn't looked to be burned too badly. It's just sad!!! Prayers for her family and friends.

  • MythCalledLove

    If that's your g/f hell any passenger. How do you just roll out? Was it his car? Most people yell for help stay and wait. Show some concern. If it was not an accident he was dumb because in this time EVERYBODY is watching. Filming while your ass dies. Everybody pulling out cellphones recording then putting it online.

  • Olga Summer

    I second what Allihave2say said above !!! ?

  • Shaylove1975

    He didn't have a license so he ran. He left her ro get burned alive. What hero does that?

  • Judi Lauren

    And DEFINITELY NOT leaving her...

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Thank you. ?

  • Malai

    Just reading this made me want to tear up ?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He a p/unk.

  • more

    Its not turning me away either lmao i still have hope

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Fo Sho!

  • Not Down With The BS

    Driving without a license, crashing into a concrete barrier so hard that the passenger is supposedly 'trapped' and the car subsequently engulfed in flames sounds like a freak accident to you???

    No one else, other than the driver, is at fault for this girl burning to death in his vehicle.

    He had to save himself by getting a ride to the hospital? No, victims of an accident are not typically the parties that call 911. A whole car is on fire on a bridge, you don't think anyone called 911? It's more likely that he was trying to escape prior to the arrival of the police.

  • Not Down With The BS

    Yes!!! Where are you going if you just killed someone???? You cannot leave the scene of an accident, it is against the law.

  • Dee

    Did it occur to anyone the taxi driver could have been his brother or a friend. That was all very odd.

  • Hamper

    Exactly. He was trying to get away. He would've fled the country if the police hadn't caught him first.

  • Hamper

    That's why we shouldn't let Arabs into our country. Total disregard for the value of life.

  • Jussjess25

    I bet you he left becasue he was drunk driving and caused the accident. No one would do such a thing unless your simply a manic. He was running for a reason. Smh dam

  • Not Down With The BS

    You know that's right! That is a sociopath move right there. Who treats another person's body like this? Even if you are injured? Your friend is burning alive! You should be so in shock that your adrenaline doesn't allow you to think about your little bit of injuries and your focus is on the death of your passenger.

    I wouldn't do to a stranger what he did to his date. That is cold and uncaring about human life! It is absolutely abnormal. People save dogs and other animals under similar circumstances. But he's focused on getting out of there with a clear mind? Gtfoh!

    Watch the people who will make excuses for anything these days! Shows you who the other psychopaths are out here. Be very careful with whom you associate yourself with.

    Some people don't have a lick of empathy when they cause your death or if you're dying.

  • Candance

    Sometimes when people die as a result of something, I would rather think it was an accident then go through the motions of re living a situation that will break my heart over and over again. My cousin got in a bad accident and the girl survived it was an accident and going after her will not bring my cousin back.
    Its really hard to say exactly what you would do in such a fast moving accident. IDK just my opinion!

  • 19awesomegrl97

    sick ppl in this world

  • Candance

    How do you know what happened in that moment? Are you 100% sure that's how that went down. I've been in a tragedy and looking back I did not do what the norm would say I should do but the Norm wasn't in that moment telling me how to save myself. So yes why are you mad that he saved himself? How can anyone say what he should have done? My house caught on fire and I jumped the window first instinct without checking on my sisters or dad. It was a flight moment and I sat there after I jumped to realize what was happening and went next door before I checked to see if anyone made it out. No one died but looking back it could have been bad and how would I have felt if my sister or dad didn't make it ... IDK but its messed up!

  • Not Down With The BS

    Sorry for your and your family's loss.