Driver jailed over fatal West Bromwich collision
A driver who killed a pedestrian after speeding at more than 70mph in West Bromwich has been jailed for seven years today.
Nayyib Mohammed struck Richard James Cheshire on Trinity Way, on the outskirts of the town centre, just after 1.30pm on 3 August this year.
Mr Cheshire was thrown on to the other side of the dual carriageway. The 37-year-old was left with serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) showed Mohammed had been driving recklessly and was travelling at 72mph in a 40mph zone just 25 metres before the collision.
Mohammed, of Marshall Street, Smethwick, was arrested at the scene.
The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving whilst disqualified at an earlier hearing.
He was today jailed for seven years at Wolverhampton Crown Court and banned from the road for 13 years.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the SCIU, said: “Richard was purely in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and it sadly cost him his life.
“It was down to Mohammed’s reckless and dangerous driving that Richard’s family lost their loved one forever.”