London, January 12
A 23-year-old UK man has been jailed for six years for reckless driving at almost 100 mph, which led to the loss of life of a Sikh lady — mom of a five-month-old.
Hashim Aziz was driving greater than 3 times the pace restrict to “impress his cousins” when his Audi A3 crashed into Baljinder Kaur Moore’s Vauxhall Corsa within the West Midlands, in November final yr, the Mirror reported.
Baljinder, 32, was on his strategy to choose up his spouse from his sister’s home, and he was driving at 62 mph.
Wolverhampton Crown Courtroom heard two witnesses noticed Aziz flying previous them “at over 100mph” earlier than they heard a “loud bang”.
The severity of the impression prompted one of many automobile’s engines to “separate” as particles was left strewn 30 meters away, prosecutor Cathlyn Orchard mentioned.
Baljinder was pronounced useless on the spot by paramedics.
In keeping with the Mirror, Aziz, resident of Highgate Drive, Walsall, initially tried accountable the sufferer for the tragedy throughout a police interview however later admitted inflicting loss of life by harmful driving.
“He accepts full duty for what was a catastrophic accident. He shouldn’t have been touring anyplace close to that pace,” mentioned Aziz’s protection lawyer, Adam Morgan.
At his sentencing at Wolverhampton Crown Courtroom on Tuesday, Aziz expressed “full regret” for the crash.
The courtroom was informed Aziz had a clear prison document and no driving convictions.
Along with a six-year jail sentence, Aziz was banned from driving for seven years.