Crime

Motorist from Ilford jailed for hit-and-run in the City

Shafi Mohammed injured two pedestrians before hitting a bus stop in December 2013. Image: City of London Police

Shafi Mohammed injured two pedestrians before hitting a bus stop in December 2013. Image: City of London Police

A motorist who seriously injured two pedestrians after losing control of his Ranger Rover in the City have London has been jailed for fleeing the scene and other traffic offences.

33 year old Shafi Mohammed from Ilford was sentenced at the Old Bailey to two years nine months on Friday 17th April.

He was earlier found guilty for having no insurance, failing to stop and failing to report a collision.

He’s been banned from driving for three years.

The court heard that in the early hours of Saturday 14th December 2013, Mohammed was driving his grey Range Rover along Houndsditch in the City of London.

He hit a curb which caused the car to flip over onto its side.

He hit and seriously injured two pedestrians before hitting a bus stop.

Sergeant Sarah Smallwood of the Collision Investigation Unit said,

Mohammed fled the scene of a crash he had caused whilst three people lay suffering from very serious injuries.

He has shown no remorse, and his disregard for them and other road users that night has affected the victims deeply.

Today’s sentence will hopefully assist in bringing closure to them after this ordeal.

A 28 year old woman and man in his 30’s were injured along with one of the two male passengers traveling with Mohammed in the Range Rover.

Police arrived at the scene of the collision but Mohammed had fled the scene.

He was later traced to him home address and arrested.

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