Petition calls for tougher sentence for teen driver who caused fatal crash
A petition calling for a tougher sentence on a teen driver who caused death by dangerous driving has gained over 8,000 signs online.
The petition, created by Amelia Drogan on Change.org, calls the government to increase the sentence given to Addil Haroon, who boasted about clocking 142mph on a motorway a day after he drove his car into another driver.
Haroon, 19, was jailed at Manchester Minshull Street Crown for six years, after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst unlicensed and causing death whilst uninsured.
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He had sent a photograph of the speedometer while racing on the M62 in a Snapchat message to a friend which read: “Leeds to Rochdale 11 mins catch me”.
The next day, he drove a rented Audi A6 through a red light at over 80mph and collided with an Audi A5 driven by 25-year-old Joseph Brown-Lartey, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr Brown-Lartey’s parents said in a statement: “Joseph is a great son, brother and friend to many people with his whole future ahead of him which has been tragically and suddenly taken away from us far too soon.
“He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Our lives will never be the same again.”
Images courtesy: Greater Manchester Police.