A man has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving after he collided with another vehicle while driving at nearly 80mph in a 30mph zone.
Jaskaren Dayal, 47 (21.10.71), of no fixed abode, was sentenced today at Wood Green Crown Court.
The court heard that in the early hours of Saturday, 6 January 2018, Dayal had been drinking at a friend’s house when he decided to go to an off licence in Kensal Rise, NW10.
Dayal visited the off licence and withdrew cash before making his way back in his car, a Mercedes E220, along Chamberlayne Road, NW10.
Witnesses saw him driving at excess speed, reaching 76mph in a 30mph just before he collided with another vehicle driven by Mr Anwar Ali, 55 (29.08.63)
Mr Ali was driving his Mercedes C180 for his work as a mini cab driver and was attempting to turn right from onto Chamberlayne Road. He was stationary, waiting for another vehicle to pass, when he was hit by Dayal.
Mr Ali, from Stoke Newington, was treated by paramedics but died at the scene as a result of the injuries he suffered.
Dayal was arrested at the scene and was found to be over the drink drive and drug drive limit.
Dayal was taken to hospital for treatment to a leg injury before going into custody.
He was charged by postal requisition in March 2019.
He pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court on 5 April 2019.
Dayal was sentenced to six years in prison and disqualified from driving for eight years and required to sit an extended retest upon release.
Detective Constable Rob Simpson, of the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was an awful incident in which the actions of an irresponsible man resulted in the death of an innocent man going about his work.
“There was simply no justification for the way Dayal was driving; as a result, it meant that the victim, Mr Anwar Ali, did not stand a chance.
“Dayal will quite rightly spend a significant amount of time now in prison, but this will be of little comfort to Mr Anwar’s family, who continue to grieve for his untimely loss.”