A man who was drunk and high on drugs has been jailed for six years for causing a collision that killed a London minicab driver in Kensal Rise, London, has been jailed for six years.
Jaskaren Dayal was driving his Mercedes E220 car at 76mph in a 30mph zone when he collided with phv driver Anwar Ali.
Dayal, 47, was found to be over the drink and drug drive limit and was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on May 2, to six years in prison for dangerous driving and disqualified from driving for eight years.
As reported in the Kilburn Times, he is also required to sit an extended retest when he is released. The court heard that in the early hours of January 6 2018, Dayal had been around a friend’s house drinking and taking drugs when he decided to go to an off licence in Kensal Rise. After visiting the store, Dayal began making his way back into his car, along Chamberlayne Road. Witnesses saw him driving at excess speed, reaching 76mph in a 30mph moments before he collided with 55-year-old Anwar Ali's Mercedes C180 which was stationery waiting to turn out of a junction.
Mr Ali was treated by paramedics but was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Dayal, of no fixed address, was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital for treatment to a leg injury before going into custody. He was charged by postal requisition in March this year. He pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court on April 5. Det Con Rob Simpson, of the Met's collision unit, said: “This was an awful incident in which the actions of an irresponsible man resulted in the death of an innocent man going about his work. “There was simply no justification for the way Dayal was driving; as a result, it meant that the victim, Mr Anwar Ali, did not stand a chance. “Dayal will quite rightly spend a significant amount of time now in prison, but this will be of little comfort to Mr Anwar's family, who continue to grieve for his untimely loss.”
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