Hina Shamim, 21, was killed after being mowed down as she was on the way to her university to hand in her final piece of coursework on March 31 last year, only a few weeks before her 22nd birthday.
[tie_slide] 21 year old Hina Shamim | [/tie_slide]
[tie_slide] Aftermath of the crash in which Hina Shamim was killed | [/tie_slide]
[tie_slide] floral tributes left at the scene | [/tie_slide]
Eight others were injured in the crash between a bus and a white BMW M3 sportscar with 5 children on board, at about 9pm. The children also suffered minor injuries.
It has been claimed that the car was travelling at 80mph.
The driver of the White BMW, Farid Reza, 36, was arrested the night of the crash (31 March 2015) but not charged until 26 May this year, over one year after the fatal accident.
He was eventually charged with death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
William Spicer, 27 of Somervell Road, Harrow, has also been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
However, this week the two men attended court and appeared before Judge Richard Hone QC, their lawyers asked for to delay the plea and preparation hearing until September – 18 months on from Miss Shamim’s death – in order to have more time to process “technical evidence” served some four weeks ago.
Judge Hone said the delay between the crash and today’s hearing was ‘unsatisfactory’ and ‘not good’.
Friends and family described her after she died as a ‘lovely person’ who ‘lit up a room’ and was ‘so caring and funny and always had a smile on her face.’
The judge granted both men more time and they will now appear in court on September 28.