Manchester news Speeding hit-and-run driver left student to die alone in the street Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Emma Guilbert, a first year psychology student from Oldham, suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a car being driven by Mohammed Youssaf

Manchester news Speeding hit-and-run driver left student to die alone in the street Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Emma Guilbert, a first year psychology student from Oldham, suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a car being driven by Mohammed Youssaf

Manchester news  Speeding hit-and-run driver left student to die alone in the street Manchester united news
07 April 2021 - 14:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! An Oldham teenager was knocked down and killed by a speeding driver who wasn't looking where he was going. Emma Guilbert, a first year psychology student at Newcastle University, had just stepped out into the street when she was hit by a car driven by Mohammed Youssaf. After ploughing into the 18-year-old, Youssaf left her to die alone in the middle of the street. A court heard Youssaf was on his way home from work and was doing at least 40mph on the 30mph road when he hit Emma. She had moved to the North East to study just six weeks earlier. Youssaf had been illegally on his phone during his journey home from Great Park, North Gosforth but there was no evidence he was using it at the moment he hit Emma, Chronicle Live reports. Mohammed Youssaf has been jailed (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Shocking CCTV footage played in court showed the moment the car struck Emma in Wingrove Road in Newcastle's Fenham area, and sent her flying through the air, on November 23 2018. Newcastle Crown Court heard she was listening to music as she crossed at a pedestrian crossing before the green man showed, and she didn't appear to pause to look to see what was coming from her right. Youssaf has now been jailed for 30 months after jurors found him guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. Sentencing him, Mr Justice Lavender told him: "You drove too fast and didn't look where you were going. "Your speed was at least 40mph, at least 10mph above the speed limit, in a residential area." Read More Related Articles Two people arrested after complaints about 'indecent acts' being carried out in public toilets in Manchester city centre Read More Related Articles Images of men police want to speak to released after woman threatened with brick before having her car stolen The judge said Youssaf had not been able to explain why he didn't see Emma in the road in front of him. He added: "I don't know what you were doing for those three-and-a-half seconds but I'm sure you were not looking at the road ahead. "You had been using your mobile phone unlawfully at various times when driving home from work in the 18 minutes or so before the collision but I accept you weren't on a call at the time. "It may be your attention was on your phone but all that matters is you were looking at something other than the road ahead." Emma was sent flying several metres through the air along with some papers she was carrying, before she landed near a bus stop. She suffered catastrophic injuries. Emma Guilbert (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Justice Lavender told 33-year-old Youssaf: "Mercifully, death came quickly but her death was a tragedy. "She was an 18-year-old girl in her first year of university.

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. "Her family will appreciate that no sentence imposed by this court can undo the irreparable harm you have caused. "Your driving caused a significant risk of danger. You were, in effect, driving blind." Youssaf, of Wingrove Road, Fenham, fled the scene afterwards and set about covering his tracks. He changed his top, parked his damaged car in a back alley and deleted things from his phone. Read More Related Articles More than 170 drivers slapped with fines for parking illegally at Dovestone Reservoir over busy Easter Bank Holiday weekend Read More Related Articles Pensioner charged with non-recent child sexual offences He later handed himself into police after becoming aware the incident had been captured on CCTV. As well as the 30 month prison sentence, Youssaf will be banned from driving for three years after he is released. During the trial, prosecutor Andrew Espley told jurors: "The footage is upsetting. We don't really see the car coming before it hits Emma." Mr Espley said by the time Youssaf handed himself in, he had moved his mum's Peugeot 307, which he had been driving, down a back alley. Police later found it with a smashed windscreen which Mr Espley said was in a such a state someone would have to have a "compelling reason to drive it in that condition". The car driven by Mohammed Youssaf after he knocked down and killed Emma Guilbert (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) The court heard he has no previous convictions and references spoke well of his positive characteristics. The collision has had a "significant effect" on his mental health, he has PTSD and has been unable to work. Christopher Knox, defending, said: "He is a man of good character and was driving a car that was properly maintained and insured and he has no convictions for bad driving or any criminal offence. "He was a hard-working man. "There's a report from (a psychologist) which shows his mental health has been badly affected by this. "The court should appreciate he is utterly remorseful for what happened and what he did. "While he can't bring back the unfortunate victim, the reality is he should not want it to be thought for one moment he has taken this lightly, because he has not."

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