Reckless driver jailed for killing NRI Sikh woman in UK
Los Angeles, Jan. 12, 2023
NRIpress.club/Ramesh/ A.Gary Singh
A 23-year-old man in the UK has been jailed for six years for recklessly driving at a speed of nearly 100 mph, which led to the death of a Sikh woman — mother to a five-month-old. Baljinder, 32, was on her way to pick up her husband from his brother’s home, and she was driving at 62 mph. Baljinder was announced dead on the spot by paramedics.
Hashim Aziz was driving at over three times the speed limit to “impress his cousins” when his Audi A3 crashed into Baljinder Kaur Moore’s Vauxhall Corsa in West Midlands
Aziz, a resident of Highgate Drive, Walsall, initially tried to blame the victim for the tragedy during a police interview but later admitted causing death by dangerous driving.
“He accepts full responsibility for what was a catastrophic accident. He simply shouldn’t have been travelling anywhere near that speed,” Aziz’s defence counsel, Adam Morgan, said.
During his sentencing at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday, Aziz expressed “full remorse” for the crash.The court was told that Aziz had a clean criminal record and no driving convictions. In addition to a six year jail-term, Aziz has been banned from driving for seven years.