A university student who mowed down and killed an 11-year-old schoolboy as his horrified father looked on was jailed for more than two years today.
Bilal Dar, 24, jumped a red light and ploughed into Aaron Matharu in his black VW Polo seconds after the lad popped out to pick his father up something to eat.
Aaron, a year seven pupil at Cranford Community College, was hit after he stepped off a traffic island in nearby Bath Road, Hounslow, when he was hit at 5.45pm on 30 September 2016.
Bilal Dar was for two years and three months after admitting causing the death of Aaron Matharu by dangerous driving
Passers-by and other motorists gave him emergency CPR in a desperate attempt to save his life before paramedics arrived, but Aaron died in hospital later that evening.
‘Cruelly, the only person who witnessed the collision itself was Aaron’s father, Kuli Matharu,’ said prosecutor Robert Forrest.
‘By chance he looked over towards the junction from his bedroom window shortly after his son left to see how he was getting on.
‘He saw the moment of impact but could not see how this defendant drove before the collision.’
CCTV footage showed Dar had been driving at speeds of up to 54mph on the 40mph dual-carriageway moments before the accident.
The Old Bailey heard he jumped a red light shortly before the island Aaron had been standing on which left him no time to stop.
He admitted causing death by dangerous driving on what was scheduled to be the first day of his trial earlier this week and was today jailed for two years and three months.
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