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Man convicted following fatal collision

News   •   Dec 03, 2019 05:30 GMT

Motorist convicted following fatal collision in north London.

Mohammed Muttaqabbir Miah, 26 (7.05.93) of Camden was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving at Harrow Crown Court on Monday, 2 December.

He will appear at the same court for sentencing on 9 January 2020.

Detective Constable Sid Acharya, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Miah’s reckless and dangerous driving that afternoon resulted in a man losing his life. He tried to evade responsibility for his actions by fleeing the scene and was spotted by officers in the car as they were en route to the incident.

“As the result of thorough investigation, he has today been found guilty and awaits his sentencing early next year.

Police were called at approximately 12:40hrs on 29 September 2018 to reports of a man struck by a car on Quex Road, NW6.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance all attended the scene. The pedestrian - 60-year-old Diah Hamed Al-Safar – was taken to hospital in a critical condition and later died from his injuries. 

The car did not stop at the scene but was located nearby. 

As a result of initial reports to police, Miah, who was driving the car, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Following an investigation by the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, it was established that the collision was not a deliberate act.

Miah was bailed pending further enquiries. He was charged on Thursday, 2 May.