Driver who ran red light and killed pedestrian jailed for 10 years
A driver who ran a red light, killing a pedestrian as he crossed the road, has been jailed for 10 years.
Connor McCaugherty had been pursued by officers after they spotted him driving dangerously in Erdington on the evening of Sunday 26 March. In his bid to escape he turned his car lights off and drove off at speed.
He drove through a red traffic light on Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham and hit Dil Bahadur Subedi as he crossed the road.
McCaugherty sped away from the scene leaving Mr Subedi in the road and then set fire to the car on Sovereign Heights in Rubery in an attempt to destroy evidence.
The 22-year-old was arrested in the city centre on 31 March and later pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.
He was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court today (29 June) for nine years for death by dangerous driving and 12 months for dangerous driving which will run consecutively.
Chief Inspector Steve Radford, from the region’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: "The invaluable assistance of the public together with a number of different departments within the police service has resulted in a dangerous man, who has a total disregard for the law, being brought to justice.
“The sentence imposed today will never fill the void left within the Subedi family and I extend my heartfelt condolences to them."