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Manningham man, 28, jailed for 'ludicrous' driving
A 28-year-old man has been jailed for an “appalling and ludicrous” piece of driving that caused a three-car smash at the Valley Road junction with Canal Road in Bradford.
Amir Zeb Khan, who was imprisoned for six years in 2005 for causing the death of a 15-year-old boy by dangerous driving, was yesterday locked up for 19 months and banned from driving for three years.
Khan, of Priestman Street, Manningham, Bradford, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.
Judge David Hatton QC said he left “a trail of destruction and devastation” when he sped off from the police in a green Ford Focus at 12.40pm on October 17 last year.
The car accelerated away and was pursued along Crag Road, Windhill, on to Valley Road and the Shipley Airedale Road.
It swerved across the road and struck a silver Citroen and a black Peugeot after a four-minute chase lasting for almost two-and-a-half miles.
Khan’s passenger had to be cut free from the wreckage after he rolled the Ford Focus near to the Tesco supermarket.
A Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter, two fire engines, police cars and ambulances were called to the scene.
Canal Road was closed for six hours until shortly before 7pm.
In March, 2005, Khan was jailed for six years for causing the death of Amar Ali by dangerous driving in White Abbey Road, Bradford.
The Beckfoot Grammar School pupil was thrown into the air, hitting his head on the windscreen of the car.
Khan was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in a young offender institution to run consecutively with a six-month sentence for driving while disqualified.
He pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, having no insurance or licence, and failing to stop after, or report, an accident.