Postman on cannabis avoids jail after couple were killed when he crashed Mercedes into concrete wall

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A postman on hashish prevented jail after he induced the demise of a pair when he ignored street indicators that he was coming to a dead-end and crashed right into a concrete wall.

Passengers Kyle Khan, 26, and his spouse Meesha Afzal, 22, died immediately when Eidnun Liaquat, 28, ploughed his Mercedes A200 right into a wall close to the M42 in Solihull, at 1.50am on December 13, 2020.

The postman from Northfield, Birmingham, beforehand admitted two expenses of inflicting demise by careless driving and was sentenced to 18 months suspended for 2 years. He was additionally banned from driving for 3 years and ordered to pay £1,500 prices.

Kyle, a courier, and Meesha, a carer, have been each sporting seat belts however suffered ‘catastrophic’ accidents. 

Paul Spratt, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court docket, stated the victims ‘have been within the prime of their younger lives’.

Passengers Kyle Khan, 26, and his spouse Meesha Afzal, 22, died immediately when Eidnun Liaquat, 28, (pictured outdoors Birmingham Magistrates Court docket final 12 months) ploughed his Mercedes A200 right into a wall

Paul Spratt, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said the victims 'were in the prime of their young lives'

Paul Spratt, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court docket, stated the victims ‘have been within the prime of their younger lives’

Kyle, a courier, and Meesha, a carer, were both wearing seat belts but suffered 'catastrophic' injuries and died instantly

Kyle, a courier, and Meesha, a carer, have been each sporting seat belts however suffered ‘catastrophic’ accidents and died immediately

He stated: ‘That they had hopes and aspirations which, sadly, will probably be unfulfilled.’

Liaquat broke his left hip and injured his chest within the crash, whereas a 3rd passenger was additionally taken to hospital with severe accidents.

The accident occurred  after the couple and Liaquat spent the night collectively in Solihull.

About 20 minutes earlier a police officer noticed him driving the Mercedes at greater than the 30mph pace restrict.

Mr Spratt stated: ‘Alcohol had been consumed and that may be the rationale why Liaquat was driving.’

‘Fairly how they ended up in that aspect street is just not clear. The street was plainly a lifeless finish. 

‘Had Liaquat noticed indicators that have been out there to him from the roundabout he would have recognized that.

‘The street goes from a twin carriageway to a single observe street. There’s a strong concrete wall on the finish.’

He stated the defendant had taken some hashish however was beneath the authorized restrict. 

The scene of the road accident on Warwick Road in Solihull was clearly marked as a dead end (pictured)

The scene of the street accident on Warwick Highway in Solihull was clearly marked as a lifeless finish (pictured)

After the crash, Kyle's 19-year-old sister Aleah (left) said: 'I hope they rest in peace my baby angels'

After the crash, Kyle’s 19-year-old sister Aleah (left) stated: ‘I hope they relaxation in peace my child angels’

She added that her brother Kyle and his wife Meesha had meant the 'whole world to her'

She added that her brother Kyle and his spouse Meesha had meant the ‘entire world to her’

Mr Spratt stated a witness estimated that Liaquat was driving at between 30 and 40mph earlier than the crash.

The prosecutor added: ‘There isn’t a signal of braking as he approached the a part of the street he shouldn’t have been on.’

After the crash, Kyle’s 19-year-old sister Aleah stated: ‘I misplaced my entire world.’

She informed Birmingham Stay: ‘They work very arduous within the day so the one time they’ve is at night time.

‘They all the time wish to go in the direction of Solihull because it has pretty surroundings they usually know the world just like the again of their fingers.

‘I hope they relaxation in peace my child angels.’

As he handed the sentence, Decide Simon Drew KC stated: ‘Finally this can be a tragic case during which two younger individuals misplaced their lives.’

He stated what occurred was at night time and in moist situations.

He added: ‘You have been driving down a street which was a dead-end. There have been indicators which clearly stated so.

‘Any cautious and thoughtful driver would have seen these. The failure to understand that you simply have been driving down a dead-end was a severe failure in your half and also you have been driving at pace.’

The choose stated Liaquat was driving a automotive with three passengers and went on: ‘That elevated the care that you simply wanted to take, their lives have been in your fingers, actually.’

Nonetheless, he stated: ‘You’re a man of optimistic good character and Kyle Khan was your finest pal and Meesha was his spouse.

‘I settle for that the impression upon you has been grave and your expressions of regret are real and honest.’

Graham Henson, defending, stated: ‘Kyle Khan was his finest pal. They have been nearly like brothers. The impact on the households of Kyle Khan and Meesha Afzal has been devastating and the impact on Liaquat has additionally been devastating..’

He stated the defendant labored as a postman, didn’t have an excellent recollection of the accident and believed that he had braked.

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