Minicab driver is sentenced for Leeds student collision

Minicab driver is sentenced for Leeds student collision

A minicab driver admitted driving without due care and attention after a gifted student was knocked over suffering “catastrophic” injuries. Driver Rizwan Ali was travelling at excessive speed when he approached Hyde Park Corner in the early hours. He could not stop in time, before hitting the student pedestrian Edward Buckley as he walked home, causing massive head injuries and multiple fractures. He was rushed to the city’s neurological intensive care arriving within five minutes, which doctors said undoubtedly saved his life. Mr Buckley, now 21, who was studying to be a commercial pilot, was told he would never walk or talk again after the accident. Married Ali, 29, of Stanningley Road, Armley, was also found guilty of plying for trade in his private hire vehicle and driving without insurance, in a trial yesterday at Leeds Magistrates’ Court. He had earlier pleaded guilt...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=4688

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