Speeding driver jailed for killing man and not stopping

Tuesday 14th January 2020 16:45 EST

A reckless speeding driver, Mohammed Muttaqabbir Miah, mounted the pavement in Kilburn and ran over Diah Hamed Al-Safar who was buying groceries for a friend's funeral in broad daylight on Quex Road and drove off without stopping. Mr Al-Safar, 60, was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries. According to reports Miah's car was found nearby and he was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. However, the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command's investigation established the crash, at 12.40pm on September 29, 2018, was not deliberate and had happened two weeks to the day after Miah passed his driving test. The 26-year-old, from Camden, was found guilty by a jury of causing death by dangerous driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a crash on December 2, 2019. Miah was jailed for five years at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday (January 9). He was also disqualified from driving for four years.

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