Taxi driver boasted to his passengers ‘about being pulled over for speeding’ – then KILLED 16 minutes later


A speeding taxi driver was let off with a warning by police over his driving, then killed a pedestrian just 16 minutes.

What Happened?

Shakoor Ahmed, 46, crashed into 32-year-old landscape gardener Dan Beames. Prior to the crash, two police officers pulled him in and gave him a formal warning for speeding.

‘Just don’t do it again. I don’t want you or anyone else to get hit or hurt,’ police warned him.

How the Accident Happened

Driving at 100mph along a bypass between the two locations, the court heard he was still doing 53mph on a 40mph road in the town when he hit Mr Beames, who was crossing the road with a newly purchased box of beer under his arm to enjoy with friends.

Ahmed could not avoid him and the pedestrian suffered catastrophic brain injuries.

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Court Ruling

He has since been jailed for six years on Thursday.

The officers had charitably decided not to charge him with the offence because of the impact a conviction might have on his sixteen-year taxi driving career.

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