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Bracknell man sentenced to over 11 years for fatal collision

Solomon Amissah, a 37-year-old resident of Bracknell, England, has been sentenced to 11 years and six months in prison following a tragic collision caused by his dangerous driving.

The sentencing, delivered at Reading Crown Court on Thursday, also includes an eight-year driving ban. Amissah must pass an extended re-test before he can regain his license.

Amissah admitted guilt to multiple charges, including causing death by dangerous driving, driving while intoxicated, and driving without insurance, during his court appearance on Wednesday, April 17.

The incident occurred on December 17, 2022, when Amissah, leaving a Christmas gathering under the influence, drove recklessly along Bracknell's Mill Lane.

Against the flow of traffic and exceeding speed limits, he navigated the Mill Pond roundabout in the wrong direction, ultimately colliding with another vehicle on a dual carriageway.

Tragically, the collision claimed the life of a woman in her 30s, a mother of three, who succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Amissah was promptly arrested and formally charged on February 8, 2024.

Detective Constable Joy Jarvis, who led the investigation for Thames Valley Police, condemned Amissah's actions as among the most perilous she has encountered.

She emphasized the profound risks associated with driving under the influence and driving without due care, highlighting these behaviors as intolerable threats to public safety.

The case has sparked reactions online, with some individuals drawing comparisons to similar incidents involving public figures in Ghana.

Kwao Buabeng tweeted, "In Ghana, Funny Face and Lil Win remain free while they should serve at least 6 years for their actions."

Nicholas commented, "Meanwhile, Kwado Nkansah Lil Win in Ghana might avoid prison despite his reckless driving causing a child's death."

This case serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of dangerous driving and the legal repercussions that follow.

The community of Bracknell and beyond is left to grapple with the aftermath of this preventable incident, underscoring the critical importance of road safety and responsible driving.

Story by: Thinknewsonline



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