Man jailed for death by dangerous driving
25 October 2012
A man who killed a motorist while speeding in his high powered car at 150 mph has been jailed for seven years.
Shehzad Munir, 25, of Plaistow, was convicted following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday 24 October.
"An innocent family man has lost his life."
Police and London Ambulance Service were called at approximately 01:25hrs to the eastbound carriageway on Thursday 9 September, 2010, of the A13 in Rainham following reports of a black BMW in collision with red Nissan Primera.
The 30-year old male driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 02:05hrs.
The victim was Sukhpreet Singh Chimber, 30, Grays, Essex.
Munir was taken to an East London police station and arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was subsequently charged.
The court heard Munir was driving at speeds of up to 150 mph in his BMW 645i before he collided with Mr Singh Chimber's car.
Detective Sergeant Joe Lock, of the Road Death Investigation unit at Chadwell Heath, said: "This sentence reflects the way the courts view of this type of offence.
"The defendant in this matter drove his vehicle in excess of twice the national speed limit without any consideration for other road users.
"As a result, an innocent family man has lost his life.
"I would hope this sends out a positive message that the Metropolitan Police Service deals robustly with matters of this nature."