Caused High Speed Crash Killing Another Driver
A man who killed another driver when he crashed into him, after going through a red light at high speed has today been jailed.
Addil Haroon (25/02/96) of Essex Street, Rochdale pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst unlicensed and causing death whilst uninsured.
On Thursday 28 May 2015, Haroon was sentenced to six years in prison at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.
In November 2014 Haroon hired a car and spent several days driving it with no licence or insurance. On Saturday 8 November 2014 he drove on the M62 between Leeds and Rochdale and took a photo of the speedometer, on his phone, which read 142mph.
Shortly before 4.40am on Sunday 9 November 2014 Haroon had been driving along Bury Road in Rochdale at over 80mph when he drove through a red traffic light at the junction of Sandy Lane and collided with an Audi A5.
25-year-old Joseph Brown-Lartey, who was driving the Audi, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Police Sergeant Paul Higgins of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Haroon’s dangerous behaviour put innocent members of the public at risk and his irresponsible actions have devastated a family. He was uninsured, unlicensed and driving dangerously but he paid no heed and sadly, Joseph paid the price for this.”
“Many of the experienced traffic officers who were first on the scene described the collision scene as the worst they’ve witnessed and it will stay with them throughout their time in the Force.
“Haroon is off the road and behind bars and I hope today’s sentence goes some small way to bring some closure for the family.