Father who killed another driver and maimed his OWN four-year-old son after high-speed crash is jailed for 12 years

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A father who crashed his BMW at high speed into another car, killing the other driver and leaving his own four-year-old boy in a wheelchair, has been jailed for 12 years.

Adam Bashir, 48, caused the deadly collision on the A47 near Wittering, Cambridgeshire thanks to ‘incredibly dangerous and reckless driving’.

The crash killed 33-year old Christopher Hunt, who has been described by his heartbroken family as a ‘loving father and perfect son’.

Day of the Accident

Bashir’s wife and four young children, including a six-month-old baby, were in the car when the collision took place along a narrow road with just one lane on each side.

As it is

The perpetrator’s son, four, is set to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair after obtaining severe injuries from the crash, having been sat unrestrained on his mother’s lap.

Now Bashir, who is from South Woodford in East London, faces 12 years in prison after jury at Cambridge Crown Court found him guilty of three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and one count of causing death by dangerous driving. 

He has also been banned from driving for 14 years.

Prior to The Accident 

In the build up to the accident on October 8 2021, Bashir was attempting to overtake a queue of three vehicles, which included a lorry, an Audi and a Range Rover, while on a journey to Bradford, according to Cambridgeshire Police.

The father-of-four’s BMW M8 then collided head-on with Mr Hunt’s red Ford Fiesta which went flying into the air, through a line of trees and down an embankment.

At The Scene

The car then landed in a field and exploded into flames and unfortunately the victim was not able to make it out of the vehicle.

Bashir’s car then spun back and hit the front of the Range Rover.

Passers-by came to help his wife and children, who managed to leave the vehicle, but Bashir had to be cut free from the wreckage by firefighters. 

Victim Impact Statement

Speaking after the sentencing, the family of Mr Hunt, who was from Uppingham, Rutland, said: ‘The last two years have been very stressful and traumatic for us but we have finally got justice for Chris.

‘He is greatly missed by the whole family.

‘We would like to thank the police and all involved in the trial for their hard work, dedication and professionalism.’

Detective Constable Kevin Drury said: ‘This was a tragic case, where Bashir has killed an innocent man going about his business, as well as maiming members of his own family and leaving them incredibly traumatised.

‘Bashir’s driving was incredibly dangerous as well as reckless.

‘Only he will know why he decided to put his loved ones and other road users in danger that night.

‘His decision to drive the way he did, knowing he had five additional passengers in his vehicle, some of whom were unrestrained, was incredibly dangerous and was a major factor in them sustaining their serious, life-changing injuries.

‘I am glad Bashir has faced justice and this case is poignant reminder that dangerous driving can cost and ruin lives.’

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