Dangerous driver jailed for fatal crash

A MAN was jailed on Thursday 14 January 2010 after killing a man in a hit and run smash in Chorlton.

Saqib Hussain, 20, of Sandbach Avenue, Manchester, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.

He was jailed for two-and-a-half years and disqualified from driving for five years.

BEHIND BARS: Hussain was jailed for more than two years for death by dangerous driving

John Strickland Tyson, 64, of Brantingham Road, Whalley Range, died after his bike was hit by a Honda Civic driven by Hussain on Wilbraham Road in November 2008.

John, who was known to all close to him as Jack, was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.

Before the crash, Hussain was seen by a number of witnesses driving the Honda dangerously fast along Wilbraham Road, which has a 30mph speed limit, towards Chorlton.

He kept overtaking cars, forcing vehicles being driven in the opposite direction to move out of his way.

Hussain continued to drive dangerously and after swerving in front of another car, he hit John, throwing him into the air.

Hussain initially drove away from the scene but returned a few minutes later and was arrested.

Sergeant Glyn Edwards led the investigation, he said: “Hussain was driving in a highly dangerous manner and this lead directly to John losing his life.

“Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is a big responsibility – you not only have your life in your hands but also that of your passengers and other road users. I only hope that people read about this case and think about that next time they are driving.

“John’s family will never forget him but I hope they can now begin to move on from what happened knowing the person responsible is behind bars.”

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