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Disqualified hit and run driver jailed for eight years

A disqualified driver who fled from the scene of a crash that killed a successful Coventry businesswoman has been jailed for eight years.

Nicky Gosal was going over the speed limit on Browns Lane in Coventry in December when he collided with Georgina Johnson's car.

Nicky Gosal was jailed for eight years Credit: West Midlands Police

Georgina was killed instantly as a result of the crash between her smart car and Godal's Mercedes SLK. Her vehicle caught fire and was completely destroyed.

Gosal fled the scene, knowing that Mrs Johnson was dead. The court heard that the 27-year-old concocted a lie that the car had been stolen and changed his clothes to avoid being found.

Georgina Johnson died instantly Credit: West Midlands Police

Gosal, from Surrey, was jailed yesterday for eight years and banned from driving for ten years after the jury unanimously found him guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.


Hit and run victim's grandson: "Don't let her death be in vain"

The grandson of an elderly woman knocked down by a hit and run driver has appealed for witnesses, adding “Don’t let her death be in vain”.

Waz Ali said the victim, aged 68, meant “everything” to him.

The pensioner, who has not been named, died in hospital several hours after being hit by a white Fiat Marea in Burney Lane, Alum Rock, just after 2pm on Tuesday.

Writing on Facebook, Mr Ali said: “Please, if anyone has any information don’t let my nan’s death be for no reason.

This scum could have killed someone from your family."

“She’s looking over all of us. Ain’t nobody stopping that. You weren’t just my gran you were my mum you were my everything."

– Waz Ali

The wanted driver was described as an Asian man of large build.

Police appeal for witnesses following hit and run

Police are hoping to speak with anybody who may have information regarding a hit and run in West Bromwich yesterday.

The incident happened in Black Lake at around 9:45pm. A man was crossing Hill Top when he was hit. The driver failed to stop at the scene.

To assist, I would ask that anyone who was in the area at the time the man was struck by the car to call us immediately.

I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who spots a car with front end damage and a broken windscreen.

– Sergeant Gavin Green, Regional Collision Investigation Unit

Man seriously injured after hit and run in West Bromwich

A police investigation is under way after a man was seriously injured having been hit by a car in West Bromwich last night, which failed to stop at the scene.

Initial enquiries suggest that a local man, believed to be in his 40s, was crossing Hill Top when he was hit by a car.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and a large-scale policing operation is now under way to find the driver responsible.

A 25-year-old West Bromwich man was arrested at 9am this morning from his home on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision. He remains in police custody while officers continue to appeal for witnesses.


Man knocked down in Birmingham dies

Steven Chappel Credit: WM Police

A man knocked down by a hit and run driver in Bordesley Green last week has died of his injuries.

Father-of-four, Steven Chappell, was struck by a silver Nissan Micra as he crossed Bordesley Green Road, near Adderley Park train station, at around 2:20pm on January 30.

The 49-year-old suffered serious head injuries from the impact and was pronounced dead in hospital yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Police arrested two people at an address in Sparkbrook – a 38-year old man and 26-year old woman – just hours after the collision, whilst a vehicle was seized nearby and has been examined by forensics experts.

They have been bailed pending analysis results of the forensics submissions.

Police appeal for witnesses after 5-year-old hit by car

The scene where the 5-year-old girl was hit Credit: ITV Central

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses after a 5-year-old girl was left in a critical condition in hospital following a crash last night.

The girl was hit by a blue Citroen Picasso at around 6:30pm yesterday evening in Kingstanding.

The driver later handed himself in to police at around 11:00pm after failing to stop at the scene.

Driver comes forward after five-year-old hit by car

A driver has come forward after a 5-year-old girl was left critically injured by being hit by a car in Birmingham last night.

Police say the girl was hit on College Road, Kingstanding at around 6.30pm after she became separated from her mother and walked onto the carriageway.

At around 11pm last night a 36-year-old man handed himself in to police at a Birmingham station, he was voluntarily interviewed in relation to the accident and his car was seized.

The girl currently remains in a critical condition in hospital this morning (24 October) after suffering multiple injuries. Police enquiries are ongoing.

5-year old fighting for her life

A five-year-old girl is fighting for her life tonight after being knocked down in a suspected hit-and-run.

She was struck by a car on College Road, Kingstanding, in Birmingham at about 6.30pm today after becoming separated from her mother and wandering into the carriageway.

The car was heading towards Chester Hill and failed to stop after the collision. The girl was taken to hospital with multiple injuries. Part of College Road near the fire station was closed off while police examined the scene.

We're appealing for the driver of the vehicle to contact us.We'd like to also talk to anyone who saw the collision or can help us trace the vehicle and the driver

– Sergeant Ferris Hatheson, West Midlands Police
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