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80-year-old dies after being hit by drunk driver
1:24pm Monday 9th June 2014 in News
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 email@example.com 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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