EXCLUSIVE: Driver fled scene on wrong side of the road after killing pedestrian
GUILTY: Miah was convicted at Harrow Crown Court on Monday
A MAN who sped from the scene of a fatal car accident, that left a pedestrian dead, has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
Mohammed Muttaqabbir Miah, 26, of Grange Place, Kilburn, north London, drove from the scene in nearby Quex Road, leaving Diah Hamed Al-Safar, 60, for dead, on September 29 at around 12.40pm.
Harrow Crown Court heard on Monday that Miah drove off with a damaged windscreen and then drove on to the wrong side of the road to overtake four cars at a T-junction.
He denied one count of causing death by dangerous driving, but was unanimously convicted by a jury at the court.
Detective Constable Sid Acharya, from the Met Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Miah’s reckless and dangerous driving that afternoon resulted in a man losing his life. He tried to evade responsibility for his actions by fleeing the scene and was spotted by officers in the car as they were on their way to the incident.
"As the result of thorough investigation, he has today been found guilty and awaits his sentencing next year."
Police officers, the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance all attended the scene.
Mr Al-Safar was taken to hospital in a critical condition and later died from his injuries.
Mr Acharya added: “The car did not stop at the scene but was located nearby. “As a result of initial reports to police, Miah, who was driving the car, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
"Following an investigation by the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, it was established that the collision was not a deliberate act.
“Miah was bailed pending further enquiries. He was charged on Thursday, 2 May.”