Taxi driver carrying pregnant lady to hospital runs over drunk woman

Tuesday 08th June 2021 10:44 EDT

In a tragic road accident, driver Anis Mohamed, who was 'anxiously' taking a heavily pregnant woman to Leicester General, ran over a drunk woman on the road as he failed to see her. His barrister described the collision with the minibus cab as almost "a perfect storm" waiting to happen. Leicester Mercury reported that the mobile phone footage of Natasha Baker moments earlier was also shown, standing in front of another vehicle, an Uber, telling the driver: "I don't care, run me over." Baker died later at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre. Mohamed, a 64-year-old granddad, of Humberstone Drive, Leicester, admitted causing Miss Baker's death by careless driving, in the early hours of Saturday January 11 last year. Sentencing, Judge Timothy Spencer QC said: "The essence of this case is that you shouldn't have been looking at your side mirror, but at the road ahead. As a taxi driver you have an exemplary and impeccable driving record. I have read 26 references about you. You're a pillar of the community and rarely have I had to sentence such an outstanding member of society - it's a great tragedy it should come to this and it gives me no pleasure."

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