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80-year-old dies after being hit by drunk driver

The Argus: 80-year-old dies after being hit by drunk driver 80-year-old dies after being hit by drunk driver

An 80-year-old pedestrian has died after he was hit by a drunk driver. 

Mohammad Akthar Shamim, of Baker Close, Southgate, died in hospital after he was hit by a car at the junction of the A23 and Martyrs Avenue, Crawley.

Mr Shamim died in the East Surrey Hospital on Thursday.

Sgt Neil Walker said: "Tragically Mr Shamim died in hospital. Our sympathies go to his family and the local Muslim community of which he was a valued member.

"We are appealing for anyone who saw the collision to contact police on 101 or email collison.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.ukquoting Operation Alness."

The car driver Alan Wilsdon, 52, a family careworker, of Wilmington Close, Crawley, appeared before Crawley magistrates on 28 May.

He pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol (47 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcgs)

He was fined £110, disqualified from driving for 12 months, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20.

Wilsdon's guilty plea was taken into consideration when sentencing.

The incident is being reviewed by the Central Road Policing Unit following Mr Shamim's death.

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2:57pm Mon 9 Jun 14

straightasadye says...

Fined £110 - disqualfied from driving for twelve months and ordered to pay £20 surcharge - yeah.thats some punishment for taking the life of an innocent person through drunken driving. Had the magistrates been drinking before handing down the sentence?
Fined £110 - disqualfied from driving for twelve months and ordered to pay £20 surcharge - yeah.thats some punishment for taking the life of an innocent person through drunken driving. Had the magistrates been drinking before handing down the sentence? straightasadye
  • Score: 20

6:18pm Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

This case shows that you should NOT drink any alcohol when driving,the driver was just over the limit alcohol effects people differently.When you are not in full control of the vehicle through drink and drugs you are basically driving a weapon.DONT DRINK EVEN ONE ALCOHOLIC DRINK its not worth it he was hardly drunk like the headline says but will now probably face a more severe penalty due to the sad death of the man.
This case shows that you should NOT drink any alcohol when driving,the driver was just over the limit alcohol effects people differently.When you are not in full control of the vehicle through drink and drugs you are basically driving a weapon.DONT DRINK EVEN ONE ALCOHOLIC DRINK its not worth it he was hardly drunk like the headline says but will now probably face a more severe penalty due to the sad death of the man. clubrob6
  • Score: 5

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