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Driver jailed for hit-and-run crash which left teenage boy for dead

Mohammed Casim Hussain (20) has been jailed for 16 months after hitting a pedestrian in a high speed chase. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A driver's been jailed for 16 months after hitting a teenage pedestrian during high speed chase through the streets of Luton.

Police officers were praised for their role in helping save the 14-year-old boy’s life following the collision on 14 March 2018 but he received life-changing injuries.

The driver, Mohammed Casim Hussain (20) of Southampton Gardens, Luton was jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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An armed policing unit became suspicious of a silver Volkswagen Golf vehicle in Luton and began following it. It failed to stop on Althorp Road and then attempted to evade police via Leagrave Road.

The victim of the collision, Ibrahim Ahmed, who was 14 at the time, attempted to cross the road when he was hit by Hussain’s car.

The vehicle was travelling at 59mph – nearly three times the 20-mph speed limit on Leagrave Road.

The police broke off their pursuit when Ibrahim was hit and immediately began giving first aid.

The teenager was taken to hospital with extremely serious injuries including multiple broken bones, organ damage and internal bleeding.

Mohammed Casim Hussain (20) has been jailed for 16 months after hitting a pedestrian in a high speed chase. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Sergeant James Thorne, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said: “Instead of pulling over in a safe and responsible way, Hussain decided to flee and drove in a dangerous manner that placed numerous people at risk of serious harm."

“While Hussain continued to try and avoid capture, a thorough and professional investigation led to his arrest, conviction and sentencing we have seen today.

“Throughout all of this, I would like to reiterate my praise and admiration for the bravery of the victim. His life changed that day, and he continues to have a positive outlook on life and strives for a full recovery.”

– Sgt James Thorne
The police car in pursuit of Mohammed Casim Hussain shortly before the crash. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Ibrahim Ahmed is now progressing with his recovery but has life-changing injuries.