A driver who fled the scene of a fatal road traffic collision which happened nearly 13 years ago has been jailed.
Andrzej Dyszko, 34 (03.03.84) of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday, 16 November.
On Monday, 26 November, he was sentenced to six years' imprisonment. He was also disqualified from driving for eight years.
Just after 01:30hrs on 26 November 2005, a black Toyota Celica collided with a silver Nissan Micra at the junction of Ealing Road and Glacier Way, Alperton.
The passenger in the Nissan – later identified as Amir Tehrani, 33 - was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car suffered serious injuries, and was in a coma for nearly three weeks.
The Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command led the investigation. Dyszko was driving the Toyota which went through two red lights - one on Hanger Lane, and one at the junction of Ealing Road and Glacier Way - travelling at between 50-60mph and collided with the car Tehrani was in.
Dyszko fled the scene with two passengers that were in the car, but were found a short time later by officers and arrested.
Dyszko was later bailed, but subsequently absconded.
Enquiries revealed that he had returned to his native Poland and settled there, also changing his name. He was traced and arrested on a European Arrest Warrant in Germany on 9 August.
Detectives found that the previous owner of the Toyota sold it to a Polish man whose gave an address and phone number linked to Dyszko.
Detective Sergeant Cheryl Frost of the Met’s Serious Collision investigation Unit said: “This was a horrific collision which resulted in one death. A second man suffered multiple injuries from which he will never fully recover, as well as having to endure the psychological trauma of what happened that night.
“Dyszko was unable to evade justice, and this case shows that the passage of time does not mean that we will not pursue offenders and bring them to justice.
“We would also like to thank the Polish and German authorities for their cooperation.”
+ Two other men, the passengers in the car driven by Dyszko, arrested in connection with the collision were later released with no further action.