Crash BMW driver faces jail for death of OAP on pavement in Stepney
PUBLISHED: 10:07 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 16 January 2013
A youth worker who mowed down and killed a 75-year-old pensioner when his BMW spun out of control in a side street and crashed into a wall is facing jail.
Mohammed Bakkor, 27, was found guilty by a jury this-morning (Weds) of causing death by careless driving.
He crashed his convertible into Mary Devine as she walked on the opposite side of the pavement.
Mrs Devine was hurled across the garden of a block of flats when Bakkor hit a speed hump in White Horse Lane, Stepney, and spun through 180 degrees. She died at the scene half-an-hour after the smash on October 16, 2010.
Bakkor, who fled after being rescued from the wreckage by passers-by, hid at his sister’s house nearby before handing himself into police the following day.
He admitted in court to speeding in White Horse Lane, claiming to have swerved to avoid an oncoming car when he lost control.
Bakkor, from Sandalwood Close in Mile End, was found guilty of causing death by careless driving, but cleared of death by ‘dangerous’ driving.
Judge Alan Pardoe warned him that jail was inevitable. Bakkor is to be sentenced on Friday.
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