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Greenford man jailed for causing death of woman by dangerous driving

A man from Greenford has been jailed for causing the death of a 33-year-old woman by dangerous driving in west London.

Rida Kazem, 24 of Costons Avenue, Greenford appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Wednesday, 17 May, where he was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years’ imprisonment with his guilty plea.

He was also disqualified from driving for 12 years.

Kazem had previously pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving on Thursday, 16 February.

Detective Constable Benjamin Simpson, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Yagmur’s family and friends who have experienced the most tragic loss.

“CCTV footage recovered from the local area clearly shows Kazem travelling at excessive speed, and losing control of his car.

“His guilty plea was an acknowledgement that he should have known better, but this does not mitigate what he did.

“The driving he displayed in this incident was both deliberate and selfish with no regard for the public and has ultimately resulted in life changing injuries and the loss of Yagmur’s life.

“I fully understand the family’s frustration with the length of sentence handed down today. I hope that other motorists will reflect on this case and recognise that what they do behind the wheel can have tragic consequences.”

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