An uninsured driver, who was speeding at almost twice the posted speed limit when he killed a toddler and seriously wounded his mother, has been jailed.
Abid Mohmood, 41, of Webster Street, Coventry, was imprisoned for seven years and two months on Friday 29 November at Warwick Crown Court.
He was sentenced for causing the death of the two-year-old by dangerous driving and causing serious injury to his mother, Hawa Akhalwaya, by dangerous driving.
He was also jailed for causing death by driving while uninsured, and he was disqualified from driving for six years and seven months.
Mohmood, a married father, was speeding at 59mph in a 30mph road when he ploughed his car into the toddler and his mother.
Hawa and her children had left a relative’s address and were standing on Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry waiting to cross the road to where their car was parked.
As they attempted to cross the road, Hawa and her son were struck by the Volkswagen Bora driven by Mohmood.
They suffered severe injuries and were taken to hospital, where sadly, the toddler died.
Hawa Akhalwaya suffered serious injuries including a bleed to the brain; spinal, pelvis and rib fracture; and fractures to both arms and legs.
The other children were physically not hurt.
Mohmood, who remained on the scene after the collision, initially denied all three counts against him but later changed his plea.
Jason Corden-Bowen from the CPS said:
“Despite denying this offence, Mohmood never put forward a case other than to say he did not think his driving was dangerous.
“He only changed his plea on the day of trial, adding to the pain he has already inflicted on Hawa and her family.
“The loss they have described is heart-wrenching, and our thoughts are with them all at this time.”
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