Man admits death by dangerous driving after three teens killed following collision
A drink driver has admitted causing death by dangerous driving after mounting the pavement in his car and killing three teenagers who were walking home from a birthday party.
Jaynesh Chudasama, 28, was two and a half times over the legal alcohol limit when he hit George Wilkinson, 16, Joshua McGuiness, 16, and Harry Rice, 17, in Hayes, west London on 26 January this year.
He was driving at 71mph in a 60mph zone and the teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene.
He pleaded guilty to the three charges today, 26 February, at the Old Bailey.
Chudasama ran from the car after the crash but was chased by two of the victims’ friends and caught nearby.
He refused to say what he had been drinking but was estimated to have had a blood alcohol concentration of about 213 milligrams per 100 millilitres at the time of the crash at 8.40pm.
The legal limit for driving is 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.
Chudasama will be sentenced on March 9.
Sally-Anne Russell, of the CPS, said: “The decision by Jaynesh Chudasama, to drink far in excess of the legal limit and then drive his car at such a speed, has needlessly ended the lives of three young men.
“Anyone who drives a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of excess alcohol should know they are putting not only their own lives at risk, but those of other motorists and pedestrians too.
“Chudasama will now have to face the consequences of causing this fatal collision, which he has admitted today, but nothing he can do will lessen the effect on the families and friends of George, Joshua and Harry and our thoughts are with them today.”
Notes to editors
- Jaynesh Chudasama (DOB: 06/05/1989) of Hayes admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
- Sally-Anne Russell is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the London Homicide unit.