An auditor from JPMorgan has been convicted for causing the death of a grandmother while he drove without insurance and without a driving licence.
According to a Daily Mail
report, Adebowale Adeyemi was driving a Vauxhall Meriva in Barking, Essex, when he claims he was distracted by a vibrating phone on his dashboard and the satellite navigation system attached to his windscreen. At this point he mounted the curb on to a traffic island and duly forced Rosemary “Cissy” Howlett to tumble into the road – where she was promptly hit by a Ford Focus, just seconds later. It is then alleged that the 38-year-old Adeyemi got out of his vehicle to inspect it before driving away leaving Mrs Howlett dying in the road. She was later taken to Royal London Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
At the time of the incident, the auditor did not have car insurance or a driving licence. In addition, he had what has been described as ‘retinal degeneration’ with cataracts - his eyesight was so poor that he should not have been driving.
Originally Adeyemi was to face trial for causing death by dangerous driving. However, the prosecution accepted his plea of causing death by careless driving and causing death while uninsured and unlicensed.
Adeyemi has now been jailed for three years and seven months with the Judge at the trial commenting that he was fortunate not to stand trial for death by dangerous driving as he believed a jury would have convicted him.