Man Jailed for Killing Pedestrian at Gillette Corner

Farhan Ali had previously been caught driving at over 140 mph


Car Crashes into Fence Near Gillette Corner

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A man responsible for a hit and run death on the A4 Great West Road near Gillette Corner last year has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

Farhan Ali, aged 30 from Cranford, killed Janusz Adam Partyka, at the junction of Wood Lane and the A4 in Isleworth in the early hours of Sunday 8 February 2015. He was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving at Isleworth Crown Court this Friday.

Farhan Ali, aged 30 from Cranford

Farhan Ali

The police, who had arrested Ali only a few days previously for dangerous driving when he was clocked reaching speeds of up to 140mph on the M40, said his excess speed ‘beggared belief.’

Ali failed to stop his BMW after mowing down local man Mr Partyka on the westbound carriageway of the A4. He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem concluded that he died of a head injury.

A woman using the name Jan stopped her vehicle at the location and assisted with a call for ambulance and police. She used another witness's mobile handset. Jan indicated that she witnessed the fatal collision and was on her way to the airport to pick up her parents. Jan also returned to the scene of the collision some days later and left a condolence card that touched the hearts of the family.

Janusz Adam Partyka

Janusz Adam Partyka

Ali was arrested on Monday, 9 February after handing himself in following witness appeals in the press. He was charged the following day with causing death by dangerous driving. Four days later, Ali was arrested and charged with the other offence of dangerous driving on the M40. For this offence he received 12 months imprisonment on Tuesday, 15 March at Aylesbury Crown Court.

Detective Sergeant Jeff Edwards, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Ali showed complete disregard for the safety of other road users and his recklessness has caused the death of a much loved man who had everything to live for.

"His excess speeding beggars belief and he rightly deserves a custodial sentence for his crime. I would like to thank DC Andy White and Forensic Collision Investigator Rich Clark for their excellent work. Our thoughts are with the family of Janusz who have behaved with the utmost dignity throughout this investigation."

Ali was also sentenced to an extended four years prison sentence should he commit any further offences when released on licence and was disqualified from driving for 10 years with an extended retest, licence endorsed and victim surcharge of £120.

June 25, 2016

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