Speedy Motorist jailed over Hit & Run

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Ghufran Khan attempted to conceal what he had executed by disassembling the car after the crash.

As Mrs Kaur realized the car was forthcoming she endeavored to reach it to the other side of the street, but Khan was driving too fast and hit her on the near side front of his vehicle.

Khan stopped temporarily but then ran off, leaving Mrs Kaur resting in a pool of blood and with “catastrophic” wounds. She was declared deceased at the site.

Stefan Kolodynski, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said the Astra was found 11 days later in a garage in Floodgate Street. It had been partly stripped and a crude attempt had been made to paint it black.

When Khan was ultimately detained he denied he had been the driver.

The owner of the garage, Rahees Nisar, 24, of Coverdale Road, Solihull, had disagreed and was cleared of a charge of perverting the course of justice.

In passing sentence Judge Phillip Parker QC said Mrs Kaur was “a mother of two children a widow at 29, a grandmother and a religious woman.

“I have read and heard statements from her son and daughter which are both very moving.

“You saw her and watched her and drove with a degree of arrogance thinking you would miss her but you didn’t and what happened afterwards fits with that scenario and was unforgiveable.

“Your immediate reaction was to stop but once you had seen what you had done you got in the car and made off. From that moment until the trial you embarked on an attempt to avoid responsibility.

“You either instigated or colluded in a huge cover up.

“For 18 months you could have showed respect for that lady and her family by admitting what you had done but the outcome has been cruelly delayed. You have not shown the slightest degree of remorse.”

Amanda O’Mara, defending, said: “Both parties tried to avoid each other but there was not enough time to do that.”

 

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