Man jailed after cyclist died in Edgbaston collision
A Birmingham man has been jailed after a cyclist died following a collision in August last year.
Momin Ahmed was driving a blue Seat Ibiza along Reservoir Road, Edgbaston, when he struck cyclist, David Perkins, as he turned right onto Osler Road.
The 65-year-old suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital, where he sadly died later that day.
Ahmed failed to stop at the scene, but dash cam footage from a nearby parked car gave officers the registration plate of the offending car.
Investigations continued to trace the 26-year-old, however he had handed himself in to police later that day.
At a pre-trial hearing in January, Ahmed of Villa Street, Lozells, pleaded guilty and yesterday (10 February) was sentenced to three years for causing death by dangerous driving, three months for failing to stop and for failing to report the incident, which will run concurrently.He will be disqualified from driving for three years on his release from prison.
David’s family paid an emotional tribute to him at the time of his death saying: “We lost an amazing father, partner and grandfather. His sudden death and the circumstances in which he was taken from us make it impossible to comprehend at this time.
“He was truly the most kind and loving person and his life was taken away from this world far too soon. He will be terribly missed by everyone who knew him; we don’t know how we can be without him."
PC David Crump, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “In a cowardly act, Ahmed left the scene, leaving David for dead.
“I can only hope the outcome will provide some comfort to David’s family, although I know no sentence will ever bring him back."