A drunk woman who killed her own sister sister-in-law after ploughing into the back of a lorry has been jailed for four years.
Zakia Akhtar, was drunk and driving her Vauxhall Corsa on the wrong side of the road before smashing into the back of a Stationary HGV at 51 mph, killing her passenger 25-year-old Mobeen Hussain.
Rescue teams arrived to find the Corsa wedged two meters in the truck and quickly cut out both woman before taking them to the hospital.
Mobeen died from her injuries a short while later.
Akhtar was breathalysed hours after the crash and police found she was still two times over the legal drink-drink limit.
She pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court and has been today jailed for four years.
Prosecutor Madhu Rai said: “The passenger says the Corsa was going faster and faster and pulling away at speed. It remained on the wrong side of the road for quite some time.
“She saw nothing to indicate the defendant tried to avoid the parked lorry. She did not slow down. She simply drove straight into the back of the parked lorry.”
The court also heard there was no trace of alcohol found in Mobeen’s body.
After sentencing, Sergeant Rich Moors, police collision investigator, said: “Mobeen’s death was a direct result of Akhtar’s driving and she must now face the consequences of her actions.
“She was found to have excessive alcohol in her system and was speeding, completely disregarding the safety of her passenger and other road users.”
She was also banned from driving for four years.