London Uber driver cleared after Hit and Run which saw 70 year old man killed

An Uber driver who killed a 70 year old pedestrian during a hit and run in Aldgate London has been cleared of causing death by careless driving. Mohamad Uddin, 28, who had a previous conviction for speeding in 2008, was driving along Mansell Street Aldgate when he hit 70 year old pensioner Mauro Gutierrez at about 10:30pm on April 25 last year. At the time of the collision, Uddin was speeding at 41mph in a 30mph zone. Gutierrez was hit with such force that the vehicles windscreen was left shattered and he was sent flying 20 metres down the road. Uddin then drove off leaving the pensioner dying. Gutierrez was rushed to the Royal London Hospital where he sadly passed away two hours later. Uddin was later traced through his number plate. Uddin's lawyer, Kiera Chana said her client, who was driving a BMW, was indeed an Uber driver but was not on a job at the time of the incident.

The court heard that Uddin did speed off after the collision but "he simply did not see the deceased until the very last moment". Chana said her client attempted to avoid the collision but was unable to. Chana also told the court that Uddin has not driven for Uber since the incident and has been focusing on his relationship with his wife and two-year-old daughter who had moved out of their family home. Uddin, of Wilmington Gardens, denied causing death by careless driving and was found "not guilty" by a jury after five hours of deliberation. The family of the deceased were clearly visibly upset with the not guilty verdict. The key facts again: -Driving at 41mph in a 30mph zone. -Previous conviction for speeding. -Failing to stop at the scene of a traffic collision. -Was tracked down by his number plate.

Source of verdict: Barking and Dagenham Post .

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