A speeding hit-and-run driver was seen ‘laughing and giggling’ as he fled after a crash in which a young dad died.
Zaffer Kurshid, 21, was doing 70mph in a 30mph zone when he hit Robert Allen, then drove away leaving him for dead.
He was jailed for four years at Bolton Crown Court.
Witnesses said Mr Allen, 36, of Bedford Street, Bolton, was thrown more than 40 yards when he was mown down on Chorley New Road. He died at the scene.
Kurshid was described by a judge as an ‘impatient and frustrated driver’. He passed his test just four months before the crash last October.
The court was told that he has a previous conviction for driving without a licence.
Kurshid’s brother Asad, 24, who owned the powerful Volvo S60 involved in the collision, was given an eight-month sentence, suspended for two years, after he pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.
The court heard that he created a fake receipt claiming the car had been sold when he heard what had happened.
He devised the ‘short-lived’ scheme in panic because having a previous conviction for driving while disqualified, he believed officers would think he was the driver, it was said.
Both brothers, who live on Kilnhurst Road, Bolton, handed themselves in hours later.
Zaffer Kurshid, who was in the car with a girlfriend, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. He was also banned from the road for six years.
Peter Barr, prosecuting, said Mr Allen, who had a daughter, was returning from an off-licence with his dog when he was struck.
One witness told police: “The car looked as though it was flying.” A driver who saw the collision stopped and called police and paramedics. Mr Barr said another witness saw Kurshid and a girlfriend getting out of the vehicle after he abandoned it near the Bolton School. He said the witness saw them ‘laughing and giggling’.
Jailing Zaffer Kurshid, Judge William Morris said: “You were responsible for this tragic death. You were speeding and travelling at 70mph. You admitted that you did so for the excitement.”
His brother Asad was also ordered to complete 200 hours’ of community service.
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