Motorist jailed after victim dies 11 years from initial collision

05/05/2017

A 41-year-old motorist, who was convicted in 2003 for dangerous driving which resulted in a woman receiving life changing injuries, has today been jailed at Stoke Crown Court to five years and nine months imprisonment, after the victim passed away from the delayed complications of the head injuries which she had sustained as a result of the 2003 collision.

On 11 May 2003, Mohammed Imran, who was aged 27 at the time, was the driver of Rover 620 car which struck the back of another car in Hanley, Stoke. The defendant drove off without exchanging details with the owner of the other vehicle.

In his desire to escape, Imran drove at high speed through red traffic lights, and as he turned into Richmond Terrace, he lost control of his car, hit a number of parked cars and collided with Musarat Khan and her three-year-old young son, dragging them under the car until it came to rest.

The defendant ran away from the scene of the collision but he was arrested at his home in Etruria.

On 17 October 2003, he pleaded guilty to - dangerous driving; attempting to pervert the course of justice; failing to stop after an accident; failing to report an accident; and no insurance. Imran was jailed for 21 months and disqualified from driving for five years.

The victim suffered brain damage and as a result was fully dependent on carers for all her activities.

On 16 August 2014, Mrs Khan passed away and a post-mortem revealed that she died from the delayed complications of the head injury which she had received in 2003.

Imran was subsequently arrested and pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Heath Westerman, Senior Crown Prosecutor with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:

"Following the death of Mrs Khan on 2014, we examined all of the available police and medical evidence, and concluded that there was sufficient evidence and it was in the public interest to charge Mohammed Imran with causing her death through his dangerous driving in 2003.

"The defendant’s actions had not only left a woman and her son with life changing injuries, but it also took away her quality of life and eventually her life.

"Over the past 11 years, Mrs Khan’s family and friends have had to go through a significant period of pain and suffering, and we hope that today’s sentence will bring some closure to them. Our thoughts are with them today."