Ex-Pc jailed for pedestrian's crash death

By Lucy Collins,Press Association
Monday 23 November 2009 15:27

A former police officer who killed a man and left his wife confined to a wheelchair after ploughing into them as they walked home on New Year's Day was jailed for four years today.

Mohammed Mian, 31, hit Steve Campbell with such force that the impact threw him up into the air and severed his leg. His wife, Rosemary, was left for dead in the road after he drove off without stopping.

Mian, a former Metropolitan Police officer with a string of speeding convictions, was driving at nearly twice the speed limit in a 30mph zone, Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard.

Mian admitted one count of causing death by dangerous driving.

Prosecutor Justin Hayhoe said the couple were walking home after enjoying dinner at a friend's house in Urmston, Manchester, shortly after 1am on 1 January.

He said they had marked the festivities with family and friends and drank no more than six glasses of wine between them during the evening.

Mr Hayhoe said they escorted Mrs Campbell's mother home before setting off along Stretford Road.

He said: "They crossed the road, walking at a gentle pace, taking four or five steps when they reached the middle of the road.

"Mrs Campbell then heard her husband say his final words to her - 'Rose, there's a car'. She said this was said loudly. She then recalls being hit by a car.

"She next recalls lying in the road shouting for her husband, then for her sister."