Woman sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving in Knotty Ash

A woman has been jailed for four and a half years for causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal collision in Knotty Ash in 2021.

Nasrin Saleh, 26, of Wavertree, was sentenced today (Monday 5 June) at Liverpool Crown Court.

On Sunday 10 October 2021 at around 4.45am, Nasrin was driving a car at 103mph after inhaling large quantities of nitrous oxide when she crashed into a wall next to a roundabout on Pilch Lane/East Prescot Road.

The passenger, 28-year-old Luqman Mehboob, was killed as a result of the collision.

Following a thorough investigation, a file of evidence was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) who later authorised a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

As well as a prison sentence of four and a half years, Saleh was also disqualified from driving for six years and three months and will be required to take an extended driving test when eligible.

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, Lead Investigating Officer for Merseyside Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said, “This was an incredibly reckless and dangerous incident that tragically led to the death of Luqman Mehboob. The grossly excessive speed and use of nitrous oxide in this case is shocking and will never be tolerated. Our thoughts remain with Luqman’s family, who continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

“No sentence will or can ever reflect the loss of a life and Luqman’s family and friends continue to live through the pain and grief of his death. The family would ask that their privacy is respected at this time.

“Any death on the road causes a huge amount of lasting grief for the families of victims. We are committed to working with our partners to prevent deaths on our roads, by way of education and enforcement.

“Every death and serious injury on the road is a preventable tragedy and yet, on average, five people die every day on the roads in the UK.

“We therefore fully support the Road Safety approach, Vision Zero, as no death or serious injury is acceptable on our roads and we will work together with our communities to minimise risk”.

Image: Merseyside Police/Nasrin Saleh

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