A speeding motorcyclist has been jailed for causing the death of 12 year old Qusai Alomar in Wembley, north London.
At approximately 5pm on September 16, 2021, Dariusz Adamusiak, 37, from Wembley, was riding his motorcycle in Harrow Road, Sudbury, when he collided with Qusai.
The boy, from Wembley, was taken to hospital where he sadly died three days later.
Speed analysis showed that Adamusiak was riding his Yamaha motorcycle at a speed of at least 39mph just prior to the collision, in a 20mph area.
Adamusiak stopped following the collision and remained at the scene.
He pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced at the same court on Friday, April 14 to two years and ten months’ imprisonment – to serve half in custody and the remainder on licence.
He was also disqualified from driving for a total of four years and five months with a requirement to pass an extended driving test at the conclusion of the disqualification period.
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In her victim impact statement, Qusai’s mother, Taghrid Al-Fares, said that she suffered a “broken, wounded heart” and that she was no longer able to sleep and struggled to eat.
Qusai’s brother also feels lonely and struggles to attend school, with the family struggling with the extent of their grief.
Adamusiak’s defence barrister said the dad-of-one had no previous convictions or driving offences.
He said: “Tragically there is nothing that can be done to being back Qusai and it is impossible to imagine a case where someone has shown so much remorse and will have so much remorse for the rest of his life.”
In sentencing Judge Rebecca Trowler KC said. “Given the speed you were travelling there was no time for you to react or to apply the brakes effectively… It is plain that at the time of the collision you were driving at excessive speed and overtaking southbound traffic by using bus lanes when it was not safe to do so.”
She added: “No sentence that I can pass today could ever begin to meet such an unimaginably painful loss nor compensate for the loss of such a young life.
“I am satisfied that you created a significant risk of danger, a risk that was obvious by overtaking traffic when it was unsafe to do so and driving in excess of the speed limit, failing to have regard to pedestrians who were of course vulnerable road users.”
Detective Inspector John Millward, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “This was truly a tragic case where a young boy sadly and needlessly lost his life due to a motorcyclist who ignored the designated speed limit. I would like to send my continued condolences to this young boy’s family, and thank them for their patience and trust in the investigation.
“I would also like to thank my detectives and colleagues for their professionalism and dedication to seek justice for this grieving family.”